Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta)

There are almost 900 Eucalyptus species in the world! Some are gigantic and others dwarf; some are water-tolerant and others xeric, but only one of them is native to the northern hemisphere. That species is E. deglupta, the Rainbow Eucalyptus. … Continue reading

The Colorful Copperleaf Shrubs

In many parts of the United States, the copperleaf is a popular summertime landscaping element, a heat-loving annual bedding plant that disintegrates with the onset of winter conditions. But it’s really a perennial evergreen shrub, and we in southern Florida … Continue reading

Tropical Fruit – A Tasty Survey, Part XIII

We continue our survey of interesting edible tropical plants that can be grown in southern Florida. Allspice (Pimenta dioica): The genus Pimenta comprises 14 flowering species, among which are some of the most interesting and desirable aromatic trees in the … Continue reading