African Tulip tree

June 3, 2022 / Comments Off on African Tulip tree

African Tulip tree – Spathodea Campanulata

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Akee

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Angels+Trumpet

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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Ashoka

Ashoka Tree

June 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Ashoka Tree

Polyalthia longifolia  This is false Ashoka which is very similar to Saraca asoca, but more cold-hardy. It is also called Mast Tree because it was used for ship masts. This Ashoka is native to Southern India and Sri Lanka. It is an evergreen tree with a pyramidal growth pattern and weeping branches. A very unique-looking…

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Banyan Fig tree Ficus Macrophylla

June 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Banyan Fig tree Ficus Macrophylla

Ficus Macrophylla

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Baobab

Baobab

June 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Baobab

Adansonia digitata Growing in Phoenix: A deciduous tree native to Madagascar, Africa, and Australia. It is the world’s largest succulent, unusual, and very sculptural plant specimen. These trees are also known as the Upside Down Trees. Baobab has a unique shape with a very thick trunk and flat-topped umbrella-shaped crown. In Phoenix, the baobab is…

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Bay Leaf- Laurus Nobilis

June 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Bay Leaf- Laurus Nobilis

Bay Leaf plants are slow growing trees with leaves that are used as seasoning in cooking. It is also known as bay laurel, sweet bay and simply laurel. If you enjoy growing herbs, this is a great one to try, since it has a very aromatic flavor

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Bodhi – People’s Tree

June 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Bodhi – People’s Tree

Ficus religiosa Growing in Phoenix: The “Tree of Awakening” is a sacred tree in the fig tree family. Buddha is said to have obtained spiritual enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. It is recognizable by its heart-shaped leaves which are a food source for the Indian elephant. It has a beautiful canopy and can grow quite…

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Cannonball (Cây Ngọc Kỳ Lân/Dầu Lân)

June 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Cannonball (Cây Ngọc Kỳ Lân/Dầu Lân)

Growing in Arizona: Very rare and ultra tropical. Recommend as a container tree in Phoenix and it will need cold protection below 50 degrees. Couroupita guianensis Growing in Phoenix: This unique tree is related to the Brazil nut and is ultra tropical. Large showy flowers grow on long stalks projecting from the trunk scenting the…

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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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Cassia Rainbow Shower tree Cassia Javanica

June 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Cassia Rainbow Shower tree Cassia Javanica

One of the most beautiful and sought after trees on Earth. Words cannot do it justice. Google this Cassia javanica Growing in Phoenix: The gorgeous tree is an excellent shade option that is a showstopper when in bloom. A fast-growing subtropical tree that produces masses of pink flowers in spring to early summer. Trees are…

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Chinese Lantern

Chinese Lantern

June 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Chinese Lantern

Frost-free in winter; morning to midday sunshine all year; shaded by the house from hot afternoon summer sun; good, compost-rich soil, well-mulched to keep roots cool through summer. ETA mid March

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Coconut – Dwarf Malayan

June 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Coconut – Dwarf Malayan

Cocos Nucifera   Growing in Phoenix: Add an authentic feel to your tropical paradise with coconuts! Dwarf Malayan is also called green Malayan. This variety has a thinner trunk and petiole than Maypan. When referring to dwarf in coconut trees it does not refer to the overall size of the mature tree. A dwarf variety produces…

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Curry

June 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Curry

Curry Leaf Murraya koenigii Growing in Phoenix: This is a popular spice plant in Indian cooking. The leaves and berries have health-benefiting properties and can be used in tea. It is sometimes called sweet neem. This is an attractive tree that doesn’t do much growing the first year. After it explodes with growth creating a…

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Elephant Ear – Sumo Giant

June 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Elephant Ear – Sumo Giant

Alocasia Sumo

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Foxtail Palm

June 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Foxtail Palm

Growing in Arizona: Foxtail palm tree, one of my two favorite palms.

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