Posts Tagged ‘Zone 10’

Parkinsonia aculeata – Jerusalem thorn

The Jerusalem thorn is a marvelous small tree. It blooms spring into summer covering the tree with a flush of small yellow flowers. The tree appears to be very brittle and delicate, but is doused with thorns from top to bottom. Great tree for coastal planting due to its high salt tolerance. It is also […]

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

Sesbania Grandiflora – Pink Hummingbird Tree

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 […]

Erythrina crista-galli – Cockspur Coral tree

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 […]

Erythrina bidwillii

The bidwillii is a cross between Florida’s native Erythrina (herbacea) and the Erythrina crista-gallii from South America. It has beautiful bright red blooms that appear in early spring. High salt tolerance. Origin: hybrid (E. herbacea x E. crista-gallii) Height: 20ft Growth: fast Flowering: spring Salt tolerance: moderate/high

Jatropha

The jatropha is very popular bush used for decorative landscape. The reddish pink flowers are seen year round and the plant is rather hardy. It has been grown from bushes to trees, and everything in-between. Origin: Tropical America Height: 25 ft Growth: moderate/fast Flowering: all year Salt tolerance: moderate  

Jacaranda mimsifolia

The jacaranda is highly used as an avenue tree. The tree is deciduous, but the vibrant display of violet-bluish flowers followed by the leaf drop is no match for naked branches. It is a spring bloomer and can withstand some cold. An excellent addition to the landscape. Origin: Argentina – Brazil Height: 53ft Growth: fast […]

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 […]

Chorisia speciosa – Silk Floss Tree

This brilliant tree sports vivid large pink flowers that, in the month of October, completely cover the tree. The silk floss tree is a large tree that isn’t just known for its flowers, but its spiny trunk as well (often referred to as the “monkey no climb tree”). It has many different crosses resulting in […]