Category: Under the Jakfruit Tree

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

White Star Flower or White Shooting Star

Alibertia sp. ‘Belize’ is a very nice shrub native to Belize which can reach 5-8′ tall and 4-6′ wide. It can be grown in full sun to partial shade and when it is in full bloom, spring through summer is quite striking. The flowers are white star shaped with a very long pedicel giving them…
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May 8, 2022 0

Fountain Clerodendrum or Tube Flower

Clerodendrum minahassae is a large shrub or small tree usually multi-trunked. This plant blooms in spring to early summer with clusters of tubular white flowers giving the allusion of a fountain, thus the common names. After flowering this tree develops very attractive fruits that are deep blue almost purple, surrounded by flattened thick red bracts…
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May 1, 2022 0

Potato Tree

Solanum macranthum is native to Brazil. It is a member of the Solanaceae or Potato Family. It usually branches very low giving it a multi-trunk appearance, attaining a height of 15-20′ tall and almost as wide. A very fast-growing tree with a very attractive shape. The flowers, in clusters, are very large star shaped and…
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April 24, 2022 0

Blue-Eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium is native throughout the state of Florida. It occurs in moist meadows and open woodlands. Blue-eyed grass is an herbaceous perennial in the Iris Family so it is not a grass at all, although its foliage is grass-like. It has numerous violet-blue flowers from spring to early summer. It needs to be kept…
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April 10, 2022 0

Lignum vitae

Lignum vitae (Guaiacum sanctum) is native to the Florida Keys and Miami-Dade County. This native tree is listed as endangered due to habitat loss. Lignum vitae translation is ‘Tree of Life’ for its many medicinal properties. However, it is mainly grown as a beautiful ornamental. While it is slow growing, it is one of the…
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April 3, 2022 0