The grandiflora is a medium tree that can reach heights of 43 feet and it produces large pink flowers. After the flowers have dropped, long seed pods take their place. The tree grows fast, and like the Sesbania tripetii it needs to be trimmed to keep its shape. Origin: Tropical Asia Height: 43ft Growth: fast …

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The crista-galli is a tree often found in cooler gardens due to its ability to survive colder temperatures. It blooms throughout summer and fall and has a unique cork-wood bark to it. If there is a harsh winter, the tree will burn back, but as temperatures warm up, the tree will flush out again. High salt …

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Prized for its color-filled trunk, the rainbow eucalyptus is eye catching and exotic. The older it grows, the more colors the trunk reveals. As the bark peels, the newly green flesh shows and as it matures, it goes through a variation of colors leading the tree to display a rainbow of colors. High salt tolerance. Origin: …

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This small rare tree has a gorgeous unique flower resembling an earring. The flower starts off pink, with a yellow tip, and fades to white the next day. The princess earring is widely used for bonsai since it has tiny leaflets and flexible shape. It blooms sporadically throughout the year. High salt tolerance. Origin: Africa- Australia …

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A large bush, or small standard tree, that produces large trumpet shaped flowers that hang downwards. Angel trumpets come in a variety of colors, and thrive during the winter when most other tropical trees have dropped their foliage. The flowers are fragrant, some more than others. Origin: Andes. Ecuador Height: 16ft Growth: moderately fast Flowering: …

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This  is the pure white version of the Erythrina variegata (orange). This extraordinary tree is not common. It is a medium, deciduous tree (like most erythrinas) and blooms after it drops its leaves in the late winter/early spring. Origin: India to the Philippines and Pacific Height: 66ft Growth: fast Flowering: winter – early spring Salt …

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