Uvaria lurida, Uvaria

Uvaria lurida

Family: Annonaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Uvaria lurida is a stunning small tree, with intense and vibrant red-crimson and vinous flowers. It can be found in its natural habitat of South East Asia, from India to Queensland in Australia.. Growing up to 10-20 ft in height under full sun, partial shade and regular or moderate water, it is an excellent choice for landscaping and garden designs. It can be grown outdoors in USDA zones 9-11, and some people have found success with growing it in cold climates in a pot.

Once it is established, it requires very little in the way of care, being very resilient and tolerant to temperature and humidity. As a bonus, it is a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds, with its beautiful and unusual flowers that attract myriad of pollinators.

Planting Uvaria lurida is easy, and it can be propagated from cuttings. Plant it in well-draining soil, in sun or semi-shade and be sure to give it the water it needs regularly until it is established. Keep the soil moist but never soggy, and prune it every year to keep its shape and size manageable. For best performance, fertilize in spring and summer, and provide plenty of sun for the long blooming season.

In cold regions, it is best to grow Uvaria lurida in a pot. Put it inside a greenhouse and keep it in an area with full sun, but not direct sunlight. Keep the soil moist and well-draining, and be sure to fertilize and prune as needed. It is important to protect delicate potted plants during cold months, and remember to bring it indoors when temperatures drop below 0 degrees Celsius.

Uvaria lurida will dazzle you with its colorful and beautiful blooms, bringing a touch of exotic, vibrant beauty to your garden.

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Uvaria lurida, Uvaria

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