Category: Fragrant Flowers

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

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (Indian Night Jasmine), is native to India and is commonly planted around religious shrines and temples. It is a small multi-stemmed tree about 15′ in height with very fragrant flowers in clusters. The flowers are small white pinwheel shaped with orange centers that open at night and start falling in the morning, leaving…
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September 5, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

The Curry Leaf Tree is a small tree 6-15′ from India and Sri Lanka. It tends to sucker from its surface roots giving it a more shrubby 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 which…
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June 6, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Lady of the Night is a shrub in the Brunfelsia genus that has large white tubular flowers that give off a spicy vanilla fragrance in the evening, thus the descriptive common name. There are generally three species for sale in S. Florida. Brunfelsia nitida is probably the most common, and most compact of the three.…
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May 30, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

The Milky Way Tree (Stemmadenia litoralis)is 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…
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May 9, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Most Gardenias only bloom once a year in the springtime. The exception to this is the Tahitian Gardenia (Gardenia taitensis). This Gardenia blooms on and off throughout the year. It is a sprawling plant, with dark shiny leaves similar to most Gardenias. It is fragrant like all of the Gardenias as well. Richard Lyons Nursery…
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February 14, 2021 0