African Tulip tree

June 3, 2022 / Comments Off on African Tulip tree

African Tulip tree – Spathodea Campanulata

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Angel’s Trumpet (Hoa Loa Kèn)

June 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Angel’s Trumpet (Hoa Loa Kèn)

Growing in Arizona: Also known as Brugmansia. Gorgeous flowers, very fragrant. Great for container growing. Will look best with summer shade. Needs cold protection below 35 degrees.

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Cassia Fistula

October 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Cassia Fistula

Growing in Phoenix: An absolute shower stopper in the garden! Masses of bright yellow flowers hang in ribbons from the tree when in bloom. It takes the full sun in Phoenix and requires deep watering and a neutral pH. It makes a good shade tree and is semi-deciduous. The branches are drooping and resist breakage.…

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Ginger Edible

June 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Ginger Edible

Zingiber officinale Growing in Phoenix: One of the most popular spices with excellent immune-boosting qualities. It can be used fresh, dry, or powdered. Ginger leaves are edible with a milder flavor than the rhizomes. Ginger is an understory plant and needs dappled shade. It will grow well in a container or in-ground. Ginger needs a…

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Hibiscus- Turks Cap- Vietnamese

August 31, 2022 / Comments Off on Hibiscus- Turks Cap- Vietnamese

Gorgeous flowers!!! Malvaviscus penduliflorus Growing in Phoenix: Gorgeous flame-red pendulous flowers are striking against the dark green glossy foliage. Hibiscus will do much better with afternoon shade in Phoenix. They are pH sensitive and prone to chlorosis during the height of summer and the coldest part of winter. Maintain a soil ph of 6.8 with…

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June 10, 2022 / Comments Off on Jacaranda

Jacaranda mimosifolia Growing in Phoenix: This Brazilian native is coveted for its mass of purple blooms. The blossoms are tubular and hang in large clusters. As the petals fall, the base of the tree is carpeted in lavender. It has fern-like foliage that enhances its beauty. The biggest issue growing Jacaranda in Phoenix is not…

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April 8, 2023 / Comments Off on Plumeria
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Thai Imperial Bougainvillea

March 11, 2023 / Comments Off on Thai Imperial Bougainvillea
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