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

Pagoda Flower

Clerodendrum paniculatum, The Pagoda Flower is named for the shape of its flowers. This shrub spreads by means of root suckers to create a nice clump of stems, each producing a scarlet pagoda shaped inflorescence. It will flower all summer long and into the fall. As a bonus, Pagoda Flower is an excellent nectar source…
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June 18, 2023 0

Wax Jambu

Syzygium samarangense is a lesser-known tropical fruit tree native to the Philippines and Southeast Asia. It is a member of the Myrtle Family (Myrtaceae) reaching a height of 20-30′ tall with a low branching crown that is almost equally wide. The pink to red colored pear-shaped fruit has a waxy skin with a crisp juicy…
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June 11, 2023 0

Shampoo Ginger and Beehive Ginger

The true Shampoo Ginger is Zingiber zerumpet ‘Awapuhi’. The other Zingiber members are often referred to as Beehive Gingers. One in particular, Zingiber macrodenium ‘Chocolate Ball’ has a classic beehive shape. Zingiber have 3-5′ tall leafstalks which go completely dormant from fall through spring. Unlike other gingers, Zingiber flower stalks emerge directly from the rhizome…
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June 4, 2023 0

Curry Leaf Tree

The Curry Leaf Tree (Murraya koenigii) is a small tree 6-15′ from India and Sri Lanka. It tends to sucker from its surface roots giving it a shrubbier 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…
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May 28, 2023 0

Grumichama or Brazilian Cherry

As the common name implies, this tree is endemic to southern Brazil. A medium sized fruit tree, 15-20′ tall with a fairly narrow crown. An excellent tree for a smaller yard. The fruit is small, about 1-2″ in diameter, purple to black when ripe, and very sweet. Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this tree in…
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May 21, 2023 0