Posts under ‘Bush’

Calliandra emarginata – Dwarf Red Powder Puff

  A lovely, small, evergreen tree that reaches heights of only 10-15 feet in height. Flowers can be enjoyed most of the year. Hummingbirds love this tree!  

Bauhinia divaricata – Butterfly Orchid

This small, semi deciduous tree, blooms all year long. It is a more unusual looking Bauhinia species and tends to have a weeping habit when it is a mature tree. Birds, bees, and butterflies all love this plant.

Phymosia umbellata – Mexican Bush Mallow

This wonderful member of the hibiscus family blooms all year long. The red flowers attract a lot of bees and butterflies. It is a large shrub or small tree, maxing out at 15 feet in height. It is cold hardy to zone 9b.   

Lime – Citrus

              VARIETY SEASON OF MATURITY SEEDS/ FRUIT FRUIT SIZE COMMENTS INDIAN SWEET (Palestine) Citrus limettoides Lemon X orange X Mexican lime FEW MEDIUM 1¾” – 2½” Not acidic, referred to as sweet. Medium-sized tree with irregular, thick and thorny branches , while the leaves are cupped or rolled. Round […]

Lemon – Citrus lemon

              VARIETY SEASON OF MATURITY SEEDS/ FRUIT FRUIT SIZE COMMENTS EUREKA (similar to Lisbon, Sicilian, Harvey) Citrus limon var. Eureka EVERBEARING FEW 0 – 5 SMALL 2” – 2½” Moderately vigorous, spreading growth habit, thorny. Very juicy, acidic, excellent for cooking. Common commercial variety. Similar to grocery variety. Cold […]

Kumquat

              VARIETY SEASON OF MATURITY SEEDS/ FRUIT FRUIT SIZE COMMENTS CENTENNIEL(oblong) (variegated) NOV – MAY SM – MED 2” – 2-1/2” Sour, similar in taste to limequat (Key Lime). Turns orange when very ripe. MARUMI (round) Fortunella japonica FEW SMALL 1” – 1½” Plant thornier than Nagami; more tart […]

Orange – Citrus sinensis

              VARIETY SEASON OF MATURITY SEEDS/ FRUIT FRUIT SIZE COMMENTS AMBERSWEET Clementine tangerine X Orlando tangelo. OCT – DEC MANY 10 – 20 MEDIUM Moderately thick rind, easily peeled. Flesh tender, deep orange color, good juice. When fruit gets too ripe starts to dry. Tree upright, dense foliage. Moderately […]

Grapefruit – Citrus x paradisi

          VARIETY SEASON OF MATURITY SEEDS/ FRUIT FRUIT SIZE COMMENTS DUNCAN NOV – MAY SEEDY LARGE White flesh. Excellent flavor; very juicy; sweet like the reds; popular for sectioning. Vigorous, large, attractive growth habit, dark-green foliage, very productive. One of the best tasting varieties. FLAME Citrus paradisi NOV – MAY FEW […]

Tangelo – (mandarin [tangerine] X grapefruit) Citrus x tangelo

VARIETY SEASON OF MATURITY SEEDS/ FRUIT FRUIT SIZE COMMENTS MINNEOLA(Honeybell) Duncan grapefruit X Dancy tangerine DEC – MAY FEW 7 – 12 LARGE 3” – 3½” Bell shaped fruit, very sweet flavor. Peel thin, smooth, reddish orange with orange flesh. Vigorous, large tree. Extremely juicy. More tangerine taste. Cold hardy. NOVA Clementine tangerine X Orlando […]

Tangerine – Citrus reticulata

              VARIETY SEASON OF MATURITY SEEDS/ FRUIT FRUIT SIZE COMMENTS CLEMENTINE Citrus clementina OCT – FEB FEW 0 – 6 SMALL 2” Sweet, easy peel, orange peel color. Spain. Cold hardy. DANCY DEC – JAN MANY 6 – 20 SMALL 2¼” – 2½” One of FL’s oldest tangerine varieties.Traditional […]