Category: Flowering Shrubs

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

White Star Flower or White Shooting Star

Alibertia sp. ‘Belize’ is a very nice shrub native to Belize which can reach 5-8′ tall and 4-6′ wide. It can be grown in full sun to partial shade and when it is in full bloom, spring through summer is quite striking. The flowers are white star shaped with a very long pedicel giving them…
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May 8, 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

King’s Mantle

Thunbergia erecta is a woody shrub from tropical Africa. It grows to about 4-6′ in height and width. The most common flower color is purple. A little less common are the white (Thunbergia erecta ‘Alba’), and the pale blue with white stripes (Thunbergia erecta ‘Fairy Moon’). The flowers on all varieties are tubular with yellow…
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April 17, 2022 0

Indian Mallow or Canary Tree

Abutilon chittendenii is a member of the Hibiscus family. It is a large shrub or small tree attaining a height of 10 feet with broad heart shaped leaves. It has canary yellow five petaled flowers in clusters along its branches. It is a winter bloomer and both bees and butterflies are attracted to its flowers.…
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March 13, 2022 0