Duabanga grandiflora, Lampati

Duabanga grandiflora

Family: Lythraceae
Subfamily: Sonneratioidea
Origin: SE Asia
Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Duabanga grandiflora (Lampati) is a plant native to Southeast Asia that is prized for its fast-growing, lush green foliage. This majestic plant can be grown in a variety of climates, ranging from USDA Zones 9-11, making it a great choice for home gardeners in many parts of the world. It is a large tree, typically growing to heights over 20 feet, though some varieties remain smaller, topping off at around 10-20 feet.

This tree needs full sun exposure and regular waterings. Its attractive white and off-white flowers bloom in the spring, offering a perfect backdrop for its lush foliage. This tree has become increasingly popular with gardeners since it can also attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to their yards.

Growers that live in cold areas can easily keep their Duabanga grandiflora (Lampati) thriving in pots. When planting in a pot, the tree should be situated in a location with full sun exposure and watered regularly. The soil should be allowed to dry between waterings. Following these requirements will ensure that this beautiful tree continues to flourish for many years to come.

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