Under The Jakfruit Tree

Begonia’s in the landscape make excellent border plants for a shady moist location. Also, there are some stand alone clumping Angel Wing Begonia’s, that bloom continuously and can attain a height of 4-5 feet. Richard Lyons nursery has several in stock. Below are some photos of these plants in the landscape.

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Bromeliads in the landscape that form a low physical barrier along property lines. There are many that could be used, but for this article I will focus on three that add contrasting color, and that Richard Lyons Nursery currently has in stock. Quesnelia testudo forms large clumps that can take up a large area and have nice light green leaves and beautiful pink flower bracts. Aechmea blanchetiana is grown for its bright orange leaves in bright light and is also a great clumping bromeliad. Finally, Aechmea ‘Marcelino’ has dark red leaves, is a little taller than the previous two, and also clumps nicely.

The leaves of these three bromeliads are very stout, with sharp pointed ends, and sharp serrated edges. Anyone, or any animal will think twice about trying to walk through this natural barrier.

Under The Jakfruit Tree

The Loquat tree (Eriobotrya japonica) is a member of the Rose Family (Rosaceae) whose fruit is ripening now. Despite its species name, japonica, this fruit tree is native to south-central China which would be the equivalent to the temperate zone in the U.S. Unlike most temperate zone plants, this one does quite well in South Florida. Japan is the world’s leading commercial producer of the fruit, so that may be why the species name is japonica. The flowers are somewhat fragrant, and the leathery serrated leaves makes this an attractive tree in the landscape. The fruit is just an added bonus.

Richard Lyons nursery currently has this tree in stock.