TROPICAL PLANT CATALOG


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Abelia sp., Abelia

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Abelia chinensis (?)

Abelia sp.

Abelia
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The flowers appear in the upper leaf axils and stem ends, 1-8 together in a short cyme; they are pendulous, white to pink, bell-shaped with a five-lobed corolla.

The species from warm climates are evergreen, and colder climate species deciduous.

Species and varieties:

Abelia chinensis

Abelia longituba

Abelia grandiflora

Abelia mosanensis





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Acacia adoxa, Acacia

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Acacia adoxa

Acacia
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Australia
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Acacia adoxa, Acacia

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Acacia adoxa, Acacia

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Acer japonicum, Amur maple, Downy Japanese maple, Fullmoon maple

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Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

Acer japonicum

Amur maple, Downy Japanese maple, Fullmoon maple
Family: Sapindaceae
Origin: Japan
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Acer japonicum is a small deciduous tree growing to 5-10 m (rarely 15 m) tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm in diameter. In cultivation, it is often only a shrubby tree with multiple trunks joining at ground-level. In autumn, the leaves turn bright orange to dark red.





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Acer palmatum, Japanese maple, Palmate maple, Smooth Japanese maple

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Acer palmatum

Japanese maple, Palmate maple, Smooth Japanese maple
Family: Sapindaceae
Origin: Japan
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Acer palmatum includes thousands of named cultivars with a variety of forms, colors, leaf types, sizes, and preferred growing conditions. Heights of mature specimens range from 0.5 to 25 m (1.5 to 82 ft), depending on type.





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Acer sp., Red Maple, Soft Maple

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Acer negundo 'Argenteo-notatum'

Acer sp.

Red Maple, Soft Maple
Family: Sapindaceae
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

Maple is a widespread deciduous tree popular in eastern North America.

Many of its features, especially its leaves, are quite variable in form. Among these features it is best known for its brilliant deep scarlet foliage in autumn. Red Maple is adaptable to a very wide range of site conditions. It can be found growing in swamps, on poor dry soils, and most anywhere in between. Elevation is also not a limiting factor in its range. Due to its attractive fall foliage and pleasing form, it is often used as a shade tree for landscapes. It is used commercially on a small scale for maple syrup production as well as for its medium to high quality lumber. It is the State Tree of Rhode Island. It is very cold hardy.

Maple is a very popular plant in Japan and a subject for bonsai. Autumn in Japan is celebrated with colorful autumn leaves known as momijigari. The foliage of trees light up the Japanese landscape. Scarlet Japanese maples flash against emerald conifers, this is the beauty of momijigari as you view the spectacular colors of changing leaves.

The maples have long been known to be closely related to the family Sapindaceae.





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