Posts under ‘Winter’

Eucalyptus deglupta – Rainbow Eucalyptus

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: […]

Dichrostachys cinerea – Princess Earrings

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 […]

Brugmansia – Angel Trumpet

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: […]

Erythrina variegata ‘alba’

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 […]

Bursera simaruba – Gumbo Limbo

This large deciduous tree is most notable for it’s peeling reddish bark. The small white blooms that appear spring and winter are insignificant. A native to South Florida and the Caribbean it also has a high salt tolerance. Origin: Tropical America Height: 82ft Growth: fast Flowering: all year Salt tolerance: high

Calliandra surinaemensis – Pink Powder Puff

A small tree or large shrub, this evergreen tree has pink flowers that bloom all year, heaviest in the spring. Origin: Northern regions of South America Height: 20ft Growth: moderate Flowering: all year Salt tolerance: low

Bauhinia divaricata

This small tree is evergreen with blooms year round. The pink and white flowers are delicate-like and showy. Origin: Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and Honduras Height: 20ft Growth: moderate Flowering: all year Salt tolerance: medium

Thevetia peruviana – Lucky Nut

The lucky nut is a beautiful evergreen tree that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. It’s a great addition to any South Florida landscape given its high salt tolerance, year round blooming, and ever so fragrant flowers. As shown below, this tree comes in white, peach, or yellow. Origin: Tropical America Height: 23ft Growth: fast Flowering: year […]

Solanum wrightii – Blue Potato Tree

A large shrub with flowers that open with a purple color and throughout the day fade to a pale lavender. Native to South America the plant has large prickly leaves. Origin: South America Height: 33ft Growth: fast Flowering: all year Salt tolerance: low

Senna surattensis – Glaucous Cassia

One of the more widely used Senna’s in the landscape, this is a small tree with evergreen leaves. The yellow flowers bloom year-round. Origin: Tropical Asia – Australia Height: 25ft Growth: fast Flowering:  year round Salt tolerance: low