Category: Flowering Shrubs

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

Pride of Barbados

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is the national flower of the Caribbean Island of Barbados. This small tree or large shrub can reach a height of 8-12′ and blooms all summer long and into the fall in South Florida. The most common flower color is reddish orange. However, there is a cultivar of solid yellow and one of…
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October 1, 2023 0

Mussaenda or Flag Bush

Most people know this plant by its botanical genus name, Mussaenda. However, there is a common name for this plant which is not used very often and that is Flag Bush. Mussaenda is a genus of shrubs in the Rubiaceae Family (the Coffee Family) with very showy enlarged floral sepals which surround the true flower.…
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September 24, 2023 0

Night and Day Blooming Jasmine

Cestrum nocturnum (Night Blooming Jasmine) and Cestrum diurnum (Day Blooming Jasmine) are not actually related to true jasmines but rather they are members of the Solanaceae Family like tomato plants. They are very fragrant like jasmines so I suppose that is the reason for the common name. Night blooming jasmine is a shrub that can…
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September 10, 2023 0

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

Texas Sage

Leucophyllum frutescens is a woody shrub native to the Chihuahuan Desert. It may be an arid growing shrub native to Texas, but it grows very well in South Florida. It thrives in well drained alkaline soils common to South Florida and can tolerate our humid rainy season as well as our drier winters. It flowers…
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May 14, 2023 0