Category: Flowering Trees

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

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (Indian Night Jasmine), is native to India and is commonly planted around religious shrines and temples. It is a small multi-stemmed tree about 15′ in height with very fragrant flowers in clusters. The flowers are small white pinwheel shaped with orange centers that open at night and start falling in the morning, leaving…
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September 5, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

There aren’t a lot of trees that bloom year round, but one that comes to mind is the Butterfly Orchid Tree (Bauhinia divaricata). This tree blooms year round with white wispy flowers that fade to pink, and is an excellent nectar source for butterflies, especially, the Giant Swallowtail.  As a bonus, in the winter, the ruby-throated…
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August 8, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

The Curry Leaf Tree is a small tree 6-15′ from India and Sri Lanka. It tends to sucker from its surface roots giving it a more shrubby look than a single trunk tree. Most people don’t realize it is a member of the Citrus Family (Rutaceae). It produces small clusters of fragrant white flowers which…
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June 6, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

The Tree Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea arborea), is a true species of Bougainvillea. It grows in tree form usually with multiple trunks and can attain a height of 20 feet or more. Unlike its hybrid cousins, which have many different colors and grow in shrub to vining form, the tree Bougainvillea has one color, light purple or…
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May 23, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Richard Lyons Nursery has a unique Queen’s Crape Myrtle for sale. It is bright pink with larger than normal flowers. It is currently in full bloom. If you are in the neighborhood stop by and check it out. I am afraid the photos below do not do it justice.


May 16, 2021 0