Under The Jakfruit Tree

The Tree Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea arborea), is a true species of Bougainvillea. It grows in tree form usually with multiple trunks and can attain a height of 20 feet or more. Unlike its hybrid cousins, which have many different colors and grow in shrub to vining form, the tree Bougainvillea has one color, light purple or lavender best describes it. However, just like its hybrid cousins, the tree Bougainvillea is an excellent nectar source for butterflies, as well as hummingbirds.

Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this plant in stock.

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Richard Lyons Nursery has a unique Queen’s Crape Myrtle for sale. It is bright pink with larger than normal flowers. It is currently in full bloom. If you are in the neighborhood stop by and check it out. I am afraid the photos below do not do it justice.

We have Jackfruit

Jackfruit on the tree

Artocarpus heterophyllus (Jackfruit) on the tree.

I know some of you have been waiting since last season ended. The wait is finally over. The jackfruit is back, and we have a beautiful fruit this year.

If you aren’t familiar with jackfruit, this is a tropical treasure. It has a unique flavor somewhere between banana and pineapple mixed with other tropical notes of flavor. The spiny fruits are spectacular in size and can get upwards of 70 pounds.

For a really unique experience, come by Richard Lyons Nursery in Miami today and buy some jackfruit for a taste of this Asian treasure.

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 height of 20′, is salt tolerant, and can grow in partial shade to full sun.

Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this tree in stock.

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Calabaza is the Spanish name for any type of pumpkin. In English, it refers to West Indian Pumpkin, or Calabassa, a winter squash grown in the Caribbean and Tropical America. Botanically, it is Curbita moschata.

At Richard Lyons Nursery it is grown under the rows of Jakfruit and Sapodilla trees. It is unfortunately a host plant for the Clabaza Squash Moth. The moth is a pollinator, however its caterpillars are very destructive defoliators.

Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this squash/pumpkin for sale.