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Radermachera ignea, Tree Jasmine, Peep Thong

Radermachera ignea

Tree Jasmine, Peep Thong
Family: Bignoniaceae
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A medium to large size tree cultivated in Thailand and very rare in private collections. Leaves are very ornamental and have a fountain-like architecture, the tree looks very pretty even when not in bloom. Bright orange flowers have sweet jasmine-like fragrance. This tree is easy to grow in a pot. The species not as well known as Michelia or Cananga because of its rarity, but it's a real gem of any fragrant plants collection. Requiring little care, the tree grows quickly even in unfavorable soil or climatic conditions. With its beautiful canopy, the tree symbolizes simplicity, endurance, advancement, and peacefulness. This is a provincial tree of Chiang Rai province of Thailand.

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