Category: Fragrant Flowers

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

Double Crepe Jasmine or Pinwheel Jasmine

Tabernaemontana divaricata ‘Flore Pleno’, the cultivar ‘Flore Pleno’, refers to the double petals of its flowers. This large shrub or small tree is in the Apocynaceae Family, which Plumeria is a member of. Like Plumeria, Crepe Jasmine flowers are also extremely fragrant except only at night. Crepe Jasmine is native to Southeast Asia and China…
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May 29, 2022 0

Nodding Glorybower Shrub

Clerodendrum wallichii, also known as the Nodding Glorybower shrub or Bridal Veil, is a unique member of the genus Clerodendrum. It can be grown in partial shade and can attain a height of 7 feet. It is a fall/winter bloomer with fragrant white flowers on a 1 to 2 foot pendulous flower spike. The flowers…
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January 9, 2022 0

Pua Keni Keni The Perfume Flower Tree

Pua Keni Keni (Fagraea berteroana) is native to the Samoan Islands, New Caledonia, and eastern Polynesia. It was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in the 1930’s. Pua Keni Keni literally means ‘ten cent flower’ in Hawaiian, as the flowers were sold for 10 cents in the 1930’s to make leis. This tree is relatively small…
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November 7, 2021 0

The Lilac Tree (Lonchocarpus violaceus)

Lonchocarpus violaceus – The Lilac Tree smells as good as it looks. This moderate- to fast-growing tree matures in the 25-35 ft. range and features a dense, broad canopy. In the late summer and fall it produces showy lavender flowers scented much like those of northern lilacs. It is a butterfly and bee attractant. Native to the West Indies and northern South…
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October 24, 2021 0

Hedychium coronarium

Hedychium coronarium (White Butterfly Ginger) is a fragrant ginger whose flowers resemble the shape of a butterfly. The plant spreads by underground rhizomes forming large clumps over time. Filtered sun to partial shade in the garden is ideal for this ginger. Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this ginger in stock.


September 19, 2021 0