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Brownea ariza, Hermesias ariza , Scarlet Flame Bean

Brownea ariza, Hermesias ariza

Scarlet Flame Bean
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: South America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageRed, crimson, vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUltra tropical, minimal temperature 55F

This tropical American native occurs in Colombia and Venezuela, though it is widely grown in other tropical regions worldwide. A true tropical, it requires frost-free environment with hight air humidity. Assuming you can provide the tropical conditions, the species grows into a nice medium size tree 20-25 ft (smaller in containers), with dense umbrella-like canopy, spreading 15-20 ft wide.

Young leaves a pale green to pinkish, almost white, sometimes with light variegation, and hangs down like a large handkerchief (like in all related species (browneas, amherstia, maniltoa, etc.).

Flowering occurs on 3-4th year from seed, at the base of the branches. The flower lasts a few days, however the view is unforgettable.

Related species: Brownea grandiceps, Brownea capitella.


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Brownea ariza - Rose of Venezuela

Rose of Venezuela, Scarlet Flame Bean - small compact tree with spectacular red flowers.
This tropical American native occurs in Colombia and Venezuela, though it is widely grown in other tropical regions worldwide. A true tropical, it requires a frost-free environment with high air humidity. Assuming you can provide the tropical conditions, the species grows into a nice medium size tree 20-25 ft (smaller in containers), with dense umbrella-like canopy, spreading 15-20 ft wide.

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot