Stemmadenia litoralis (Milky Way Tree, Lechoso)

A very beautiful tree from Central America related to Frangipani (Plumeria).  It produces tubular white fragrant flowers throughout the year, which contrast nicely against the glossy dark green leaves.  It produces so many flowers that the fallen blossoms blanket the ground underneath the tree.  This tree can attain a height of 20′, is salt tolerant, grows in partial shade to full sun, and was Fairchild Tropical Garden’s plant of the year in 2009.  The nursery has 3 sizes, 3gal./7gal./15gal. containers.  The 15gal. containers are flowering size.

Stemmadenia litoralis (Milky Way)

Stemmadenia litoralis (Milky Way Tree)

Stemmadenia litoralis (Milky Way Tree)

Stemmadenia litoralis (Milky Way Tree)

Stemmadenia litoralis (Milky Way Tree)

Stemmadenia litoralis (Milky Way Tree)

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