Author: Steve Turner

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

Triumph Persimmon Tree

‘Triumph’ is an Israeli cultivar that will produce fruit in South Florida. Richard Lyons Nursery currently has these grafted Persimmon trees for sale.

July 16, 2023 0

New World Ginger: Costus

There are many species in the Genus Costus. These are commonly referred to as New World Gingers, Spiral Gingers, Crepe Gingers, Button Gingers, and even Step Ladder Gingers. They do give a great tropical look and the flowers do attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Whatever you call them, if you just ask for Costus, most people…
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July 16, 2023 0

Heliconia psittacorum

This Heliconia is referred to as the Parrot’s Beak Heliconia. It is a small heliconia with very narrow leaves and relatively small flowers compared to some of the other Heliconias. There are 2 cultivars commonly grown in South Florida, ‘Lady Di’ and ‘Choconiana’. ‘Lady Di’ can attain a height of 6-8′ tall with pinkish bracts…
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July 9, 2023 0

Mountain Pimento Palm Tree

Schippia concolor is a medium-sized palm species 16-33′ tall and a rather slow growing palm as well. It is native to Belize and Guatemala and the only species of the genus Schippia. It is a slender single trunk with fan-shaped (palmate) fronds. The flowers are very attractive for a palm tree. They are pure white…
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July 2, 2023 0

Rainbow Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus deglupta is probably the fastest growing tree in the South Florida landscape and perhaps the largest as well. Once established this tree can grow up to 6′ per year and reach a height of 60′ or more with a 3-4′ diameter trunk. What gives this tree its colorful name is the peeling bark which…
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June 25, 2023 0