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Combretum apiculatum, Red Bushwillow

Combretum apiculatum

Red Bushwillow
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: South Africa
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds


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Combretum aubletii, Monkey's brush

Combretum aubletii

Monkey's brush
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: S. America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Combretums are very impressive plants, and this one is definitely one of the brightest of them. Powder-puff flowers are multi-colored: yellow, orange, and red. When in bloom, this vining shrub is all covered with them, looks like a fire. Can be trimmed as a shrub or grows as a vine with support when you let it go.





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Combretum caffrum, Riverbushwillow, African bush willow, Cape Bushwillow, Bushveld willow

Combretum caffrum

Riverbushwillow, African bush willow, Cape Bushwillow, Bushveld willow
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: South Africa
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

One of the most talked about trees due to the discovery of the combretastatin which showed promise as a possible cure for cancer.

This species is very similar to Combretum erythrophyllum.




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Combretum constrictum , Thailand Powderpuff, Ball of Fire

Combretum constrictum

Thailand Powderpuff, Ball of Fire
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Powderpuff Combretum - very showy beautiful vining shrub with red flowers. Can be trained into a small tree standard. Easy to grow and undemanding, it only requires regular water to establish, then can be drought tolerant. Blooms almost year round in warm climates. Responds well to pruning.





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Combretum erythrophyllum, Bush willow

Combretum erythrophyllum

Bush willow
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: Gambia, Ghana, Tropical Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

One of the winged wonders belonging to the bushwillow family, this medium-sized tree is a fast grower, producing creamy flowers and beautiful 4-winged seeds of a greenish brown color when young and drying to a honey-brown.



Combretum erythrophyllum, Bush willow
Combretum erythrophyllum, Bush willow
Combretum erythrophyllum, Bush willow
Combretum erythrophyllum, Bush willow


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Combretum fruticosum, Orange Flame Vine, Chameleon Vine

Combretum fruticosum

Orange Flame Vine, Chameleon Vine
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: North America
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a tropical twining vine with slender leaves; it can grow up to 20 feet tall, but can be pruned to a shrub.

It has long showy red tubular flowers in 4 - 6 inch long clusters like a toothbrush, giving the vine a multi - colored appearance. Can be grown indoors in a container.





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Combretum grandiflorum, Showy combretum

Combretum grandiflorum

Showy combretum
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: Gambia, Guinea and Ghana in West Africa
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Showy tropical vine that can reach 20 feet. Summer bloomer. The spectacular red flowers are 1" across and appear in 15" long clusters. Since the vines grow to 20 feet, they need a lot of room to grow. If the plant gets too large, it responds well to trimming to keep it at a manageable size. This is best done in late winter before new growth starts. Keep spent flowers trimmed off.



Combretum grandiflorum, Showy combretum
Combretum grandiflorum, Showy combretum
Climbing Combretum (unknown species)
Combretum grandiflorum, Showy combretum
Combretum grandiflorum, Showy combretum


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Combretum indicum, Quisqualis indica, Rangoon Creeper, Burma Creeper, Chinese Honeysuckle

Combretum indicum, Quisqualis indica

Rangoon Creeper, Burma Creeper, Chinese Honeysuckle
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: Burma, Malay Peninsula, New Guinea, and the Philippine Islands
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Called Cocuisa in Dominican Republic. An extremely beautiful shrubby vine with pale-pink to deep crimson star shaped flowers that are borne in tight clusters, covering the entire plant when in full bloom. It's scent is unforgettable, sweet, fruity and intoxicating. Grows best at temperatures above 40 degrees. The fragrant flowers are born in clusters and each flower has many variations of color, depending on how old the flower is. The flower starts out white and or pink striped and turn solid pink and finally dark pink on maturity. Leaves - opposite, oblong or obovate. Flowers - short, axillary and terminal drooping racemes, white first and then rosy or scarlet, with a narrow tube. Fruit; oblong, with sharp angles, glabrous, black. Flowers and fruits during May to September. It will die back in lower temperatures but should come back in the spring. The most popular Thai hybrid has double flowers.





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Quisqualis Indica - single flower

Rangoon Creeper - single flower variety. Spectacular bloom, flowers change color from white to pink to red. Sweet fragrance. Very fast growing, perfect for covering a fence or pagoda.

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Combretum kraussii , Forest Bushwillow

Combretum kraussii

Forest Bushwillow
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: South Africa
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This tree species occurs in evergreen forest and woodland habitats where there is high rainfall or ground water. Its range of seasonal features make this a good choice for the garden. In spring it bears white flowers and an unusual flush of white leaves, the red fruits of late summer are showy and in winter its leaves turn fiery before falling.

Certain parts from the tree are used to produce antidiuretics, lotions for eye infections, as well as antiseptics.



Combretum kraussii , Forest Bushwillow
Combretum kraussii , Forest Bushwillow
Combretum kraussii , Forest Bushwillow


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Combretum microphyllum, Combretum paniculatum subsp. microphyllum, Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

Combretum microphyllum, Combretum paniculatum subsp. microphyllum

Flame Creeper, Burning Bush
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Combretum microphyllum is a robust, deciduous climber, sometimes a scrambling shrub or small tree.

Masses of small flowers with bright red petals and long stamens.

It is similar to Combretum paniculatum and is sometimes regarded as a subspecies. It differs in its preference for dry and hot, low altitude riverbanks, while C. paniculatum is an uncommon species of moist evergreen forest margins.





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