Posts under ‘Fragrant’

Andansonia digitata – Baobab

Referred to as the upside down tree, this tree is famous for its large trunk and its resemblance to an upside down tree when the leaves have fallen off. The flowers appear in the late evening until early morning.

Pseuderanthemum sp. – (variegated purple)

This oddly beautiful plant has purple, green, and white variegated leaves. Within this lush foliage, are small slightly fragrant purple flowers. This plant can be trimmed into a bush or standard, and makes a unique addition to the landscape given its colors. It is a small plant, reaching heights of less than 6 feet. Blooms […]

Stemmadenia litoralis – Milky Way Tree

A small evergreen tree with slightly fragrant white flowers. This species is rather tolerant of salt, making it an excellent choice for planting near the coast. Origin: Mexico – Columbia Height:  23 ft Growth: moderate Flowering: all year Salt tolerance: high

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: […]

Albizia julibrissin – Mimosa Tree

An exotic tree from China that carries a pink powder puff like flower on top of its branches. The flowers are fragrant and are seen blooming in spring. The mimosa tree prefers an open space given that it grows very wide and spreads horizontally. It is a medium deciduous tree. high salt tolerance. Origin: North […]

Radermachera kunming – Dwarf Jasmine Tree

This small tree, originally from Thailand, sports a cluster of flowers that are extremely fragrant. The more sun this tree receives, the more flowers it tends to produce. Often used as an ornamental in landscaping, the Radermachera is a beautiful and unique addition to any landscape. Origin: Thailand Height: 15-25ft Growth: moderate Flowering: year round […]

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 […]

Plumeria – Frangipani

A deciduous medium tree with fragrant flowers and a high salt tolerance. There are many different colors and hybrids of Plumeria available. In Hawaii the flowers are widely used to make leis. Origin: Mexico – Central America Height: 26ft Growth: slow Flowering: spring – summer Salt tolerance: high

Samanea saman – Rain Tree

The origin of this large evergreen tree is Tropical America. The pink powder-puff like blooms stand out against the dark waxy green leaves. The leaves close at night producing condensation, hence the common name. Origin: Tropical America Height: 70ft Growth: fast Flowering: spring Salt tolerance: moderate

Pachira aquatica – Guiana Chestnut

This large evergreen tree is native from Mexico to South America. The white fragrant shaving brush like flowers with red tips blooms year round. Origin: Tropical, Central, and South America Height: 66ft Growth: moderate Flowering: year round Salt tolerance: low  


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