Richard Lyons Nursery, Inc.

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

Ficus microcarpa (Green Island Ficus)

In our part of the world, the genus Ficus has gotten a rather mixed reputation, primarily because some species have aggressive root systems than can raise sidewalks, crack foundations and clog underground pipes.  But not all of the 800 or so species of this genus present such risks.  One that is especially useful in the landscape of…
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September 1, 2012 0

Polyalthia longifolia (Mast Tree)

About 35-40 years ago, a Miami couple fresh from a long trip to Asia brought seeds of an attractive Indian evergreen tree to Fairchild Tropical Garden.  Over time this species, Polyalthia longifolia (a/k/a P. longifolia var. pendula), has proven to be a very successful introduction to the landscape of southern Florida.  Commonly known as the Mast Tree, it is…
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September 1, 2012 0

It Pays to be Social

If you’ve ever visited Richard Lyons Nursery in Miami, you already know that it’s a very friendly place. We want to help you find just the right plants and trees for your own tropical paradise because we share your passion for tropical plants, fruits and trees. The conversation doesn’t end when you leave our Nursery because…
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August 26, 2012 0

Friends of the Gifford Arboretum September Meeting

Gifford Arboretum meeting Thursday, Sept. 6, 7:00 pm at University of Miami, Cox Science Center, Coral Gables, FL Phone: (305) 284-1302 “A Better Diet Makes a Better Garden: The Renovation of Pinecrest Gardens.” Craig Morell, Pinecrest Gardens Horticulturist, will describe some of the profound changes that have taken place to transform Parrot Jungle into Pinecrest…
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August 10, 2012 0

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Plant Sale

I will be one of the plant vendors at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s ‘Free Sundays in August’  promotion.  I will have plants for sale August 12th, 19th, and 26th.  Admission is free to everyone on those days, so come on over and enjoy the garden and say hello.  Hopefully we will have a plant you are interested in.

August 5, 2012 0