Category: Flowering Trees

Rare & Unusual Tropical Trees & Plants, Flowering, Fruit, Native, Palm, Bamboo, Heliconia, Hummingbird, Butterfly

Royal Poinciana Tree

Delonix regia, The Royal Poinciana Tree, or sometimes called The Flamboyant Tree or Flame Tree is native to Madagascar. However, it is widely planted throughout South Florida, so much so, that it might be the most common landscape tree in South Florida. It will be in full bloom in another 2-3 weeks. There is some…
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May 15, 2022 0

Fountain Clerodendrum or Tube Flower

Clerodendrum minahassae is a large shrub or small tree usually multi-trunked. This plant blooms in spring to early summer with clusters of tubular white flowers giving the allusion of a fountain, thus the common names. After flowering this tree develops very attractive fruits that are deep blue almost purple, surrounded by flattened thick red bracts…
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May 1, 2022 0

Potato Tree

Solanum macranthum is native to Brazil. It is a member of the Solanaceae or Potato Family. It usually branches very low giving it a multi-trunk appearance, attaining a height of 15-20′ tall and almost as wide. A very fast-growing tree with a very attractive shape. The flowers, in clusters, are very large star shaped and…
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April 24, 2022 0

Pink Shaving Brush Tree

One look at Pseudobombax ellipticum flowers, and you immediately know how the tree got its common name. Of course, that is assuming you are old enough to know what a shaving brush is. Everyone else ‘Google’ it. This is a very large tree with a very large spreading crown. The tree is deciduous, and the…
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March 27, 2022 0

Caribwood Tree

Poitea carinalis (formerly Sabinea carinalis) is a small tree 10-15′ tall which is endemic to the island of Dominica in the West Indies.  It officially became the national flower of Dominica in 1978.  It grows along dry coastal areas on the island, although there are few individuals remaining in the wild. This tree is an…
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March 6, 2022 0