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!

 

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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.

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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.

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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. 2

 

Spathodea campanulata ‘Aurea’ – Yellow African Tulip

This large evergreen tree is native to Tropical Africa. The Yellow flowers bloom fall, winter and spring. There is also a more commonly seen orange flowered Spathodea.

Origin: Tropical Africa

Height: 75 ft

Growth: fast

Flowering: fall – spring

Salt tolerance: moderate to high

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Cocktail Citrus Tree

Six citrus varieties grafted on to one tree! This is the best tree for citrus lovers with a small yard. 3 of of the 6 are guaranteed, and usually include Meyer Lemon, Persian Lime, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Ponkan Tangerine, Navel Orange, and Minneola Tangelo. ???????????????????????????????

 

Lime – Citrus

lime

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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 fruit with a small nipple, very juicy, mild flavored white juice with hint of orange flavor. Rind smooth or faintly ribbed, light yellow changing to orange-yellow when fully mature. Tree similiar to Persian in appearance. In India/Egypt believed to have special medicinal properties. Used for root stock in Middle East & India.
KAFFIR
Citrus hystrix
JAN – APR VERY SEEDY Tree is small. Fruit has real rough, bumpy & thick peel; dark green fruit with strong lime aroma. Used for the rind oil & leaves to enhance flavor of Asian cooking (curries, soups & salads).Leaves & rind can be kept in freezer up to 1 year.
KEY
(Mexican,’true lime”)
Citrus aurantifolia
EVERBEARING FEW
3-10 (very small)
SMALL
1¼” – 1¾”
Very acidic & juicy. Flesh is greenish-yellow to yellow in color. Peel turns greenish-yellow when ripe. Excellent for cooking & pies. Fairly vigorous , medium size, bushy growth w/ slender branches. Cold sensitive. THORNY more fruit production than thornless. Thorny leaf elongated whereas thornless more rounded.
LIMEQUAT
Citrofortunella floridana
Marumi kumquat X West Indian Lime
EVERBEARING FEW
0-7 (very small)
SMALL
1¼” – 1¾”
oblong
Cross round kumquat & key lime. Small tree size. Very heavy producer. Acidic, very juicy. Yellow fruited, white flesh color. Key Lime flavor. More cold tolerant than other limes.
PERSIAN
(Tahiti~Bearss~
Sicilian)
Citrus latifolia
EVERBEARING NONE
0 – 1
MEDIUM
1¾” – 2½”
Harvested while still green; mature fruit greenish-yellow. Flesh is pale yellow. Very juicy & acidic. Most commonly grown for commercial use. Similar to lime found in grocery. Vigorous growth & thornless, large, dark green leaves. Spot picked while green. Cold sensitive.

Lemon – Citrus lemon

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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 sensitive.
MEYER
Lemon X orange or mandarin
Citrus limon meyeri
EVERBEARING MANY
10
MEDIUM
2½” – 3”
Yellowish orange rind. Pulp is usually dark yellow color, very juicy & tender, less acid than true lemon.. . Exceptionally smooth, soft & thick but lacks the typical lemon peel oil aroma; purple blooms. Small compact growing habit. Most cold tolerant of all lemons. Popular for dooryard planting.
PONDEROSA
Lemon X citron
Citrus limon var. ponderosa
EVERBEARING MANY
7 – 15
X LARGE
3” – 5”
Moderately juicy, fairly acidic. Very large, white & fragrant blooms. Thick, bumpy, fleshy rind. Small growth habit, used in CA for garden ornamental, large leaves & very thorny. Small-medium size tree (10-25 ft). Good for cooking. Cold sensitive.
SAMBO (Sweet)
lemon X tangerine
NOV – DEC MANY LARGE
3” – 3½”
Rough skin, oval-shaped like Orlando tangelo. Good tasting, peel orange color, easily peeled. Moderately juicy, lemon-like flavor. Origin Japan. Sweet (no acid). Cold hardy.
VARIEGATED PINK LEMON
Citrus limon var. variegata
NOV – MAR FEW
0 – 6
SM – MED
2½” – 2¾”
Foliage and fruit are uniquely variegated. Flesh is pink in color. Cold sensitive.

Kumquat

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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 than Meiwa. Cold sensitive.
MEIWA (round)
Fortunella crassifolia (F. margarita X F. japonica)
NOV – MAY FEW
3-5 (very small)
SMALL
1” – 1½”
round
Sweetest of all kumquats; best eating kumquat. Thick rind, little juice. Used for preserves, candied fruit & eating out of hand. Compact growth habit; tree is small, thornless. Cold hardy.
NAGAMI (long)
Fortunella margarita
NOV – MAY FEW
3-5 (very small)
SMALL
1¼” – 1¾”
oblong
More tart taste than Meiwa & brighter orange color. Used for preserves & commercial landscaping. Small – medium, vigorous tree has small, dark green leaves, fine branches. Cold hardy.

Orange – Citrus sinensis

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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 cold hardy.
BLOOD FEB – APR FEW
4 – 10
SM-MED
2½” – 2¾”
Unique sweet flavor. Rind orange with pink blush. Red pigment in flesh is dependent upon cooler temperatures; darker in colder areas. Medium size tree, very productive. Fruit can be round, oval or oblate in shape. Sanguinelly: Streaks of blood, taste similar to Valencia, fruit appearance same as Valencia.
HAMLIN OCT – JAN FEW
0 – 6
MEDIUM
2¾” – 3”
Most commonly grown early season orange in FL. Excellent juicy fruit, low acid. Rind is smooth, thin, pale orange, easily peeled. Medium to large tree, moderately vigorous growth, very heavy producer. More cold-tolerant.
NAVEL OCT – JAN FEW
0 – 6
LARGE
3” – 3½”
Lower acid content than most orange varieties. Easily peeled, sections well with excellent flavor. Not good for juicing as juice is more sour. Light producer; use pollinator for more fruit. Earliest maturing.
ORTANIQUE
Or(ange) tan(gerine)  (un)ique

Sweet orange X tangerine
JAN – APR VARIES
1-10
MEDIUM
2¾” – 3”
Extremely juicy and sweet. Used for fresh fruit (breakfast, salads). Rind is smooth, pale orange color, thin & oily. Pulp deep orange color. Large size tree w/ vigorous growth. Closely resembles Temple.
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Minneola [Duncan x Dancy] X Clementine
OCT – FEB VARIES
0 – 25
SMALL
2” – 2½”
High fruit quality, very sweet, excellent for juice. Peel thin, easily peeled & excessively oily. Moderately vigorous, thornless, heavy producer. Noticeable leaf drop in winter. Cold hardy.
PARSON BROWN OCT – FEB MANY
10 – 20
MEDIUM
2¾” – 3”
Produces a good crop of high quality fruit. Excellent juice fruit, juicy and sweet. Large upright, vigorous tree, bears heavy crop. Fruit is round w/ smooth, fairly thin, well-colored rind.  **similar to Hamlin**
PINEAPPLE DEC – FEB MANY
15 – 25
MEDIUM
2¾” – 3”
Juice orange: Sweet juice flavor. Med-large tree, heavy producer. Subject to alternate year bearing & pre-harvest drop. Fruit sensitive to frost.  **similar to Hamlin**
RED NAVEL OCT – JAN FEW
0 – 6
LARGE
3” – 3½”
Red colored flesh, very sweet. Attractive in salads, easily peeled. Excellent eating fruit. Tree has compact growth habit.
TEMPLE
(Royal mandarin)
Tangerine X sweet orange
JAN – MAR MANY
15-20
MEDIUM
2¾” – 3”
Excellent eating quality fruit with pebbly, thin rind that peels easily. Peel deep orange to red-orange. Pulp is orange. High sugars. Very good mid-season orange. Medium vigor, bushy, thorny, good producer. Cold sensitive. **similar to Valencia**
VALENCIA
Citrus sinenais Valencia
MAR – JUN FEW
0 – 6
MEDIUM
2¾” – 3”
Juice orange. Represents 50% of the oranges grown in FL. Very juicy and sweet.  Excellent for eating or juice. The last orange variety for the season. Rind remains somewhat greenish when mature w/ thin & tightly adhering rind. Vigorous upright, large & very prolific but some tendency to alternate bear.  **similar to Temple**