Category: Flowering Trees

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

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

Under The Jakfruit Tree

While the regular vining or shrublike Bougainvillea are finishing blooming as we come into the rainy season, Bougainvillea arborea, the Tree Bougainvillea is in full bloom. It has lavender colored bracts and tiny white flowers and can obtain a height of 20-30 feet with multiple trunks. Most people don’t think of Bougainvillea as a nectar…
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June 7, 2020 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

It’s been awhile since I have posted. Just a quick note to tell everyone we are still open and everyone is healthy. Richard has chosen to isolate at his home, but the regular crew is here all masked up and ready to help. It is that time of the year when our beautiful pink Queen’s…
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May 10, 2020 0