Category: Flowering Trees

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

Under The Jakfruit Tree

I went past a Bixa orellana (Lipstick Tree) tree in a golf cart planted at Richard Lyons Nursery and couldn’t help but notice how spectacular this tree looked. Bright red seed pods against dark green heart shaped leaves, and beautiful pinkish lavendar colored blossoms, The tree is native to northern S. America, Central America, and…
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November 15, 2020 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

All around South Florida there are large trees blooming with no leaves and large showy pink blossoms. As you get closer to these trees, you will notice large thorns on the trunks and large surface roots. The trees that you are viewing are Silk Cotton or Silk Floss Trees (Chorisia speciosa). A member of the…
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October 25, 2020 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

White Bird of Paradise Tree (Strelitzia nicolai) and Orange Bird of Paradise Plant (Strelitzia reginae) are this weeks highlighted plants. I think most people are familiar with the 3-4′ clumping orange bird of paradise plant. However, its close relative, the white bird of paradise tree, probably is not as well known. The white bird of…
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August 1, 2020 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

This is the time of year when you see various colors of Crepe Myrtle Trees (Lagerstroemia indica) blooming. The most common colors for South Florida are White, Light Pink, Dark Pink, Purple, and Red. Richard Lyons Nursery usually has these colors in stock. Call ahead for availability. The primary reason for growing these trees is…
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June 28, 2020 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

In 1832, famed avian artist John James Audubon (born Jean Rabin), was visiting a friend in Key West when he gazed into a neighbor’s yard and saw a beautiful flowering tree, which we know as Cordia sebestena. So impressed was he by the tree that his later engraving of white-crowned pigeons shows the birds perched…
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June 14, 2020 0