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Native to the tropical Americas, the White Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia roseoalba) is an ornamental small tree reaching 10-20 ft in height. Its deep olive-green foliage provides a stunning backdrop for its stunning starlike blooms when they appear in late winter and early spring. The blooms of Tabebuia roseoalba are borne in clusters of white to off-white and are sure to turn heads in any garden.
In terms of growing, Tabebuia roseoalba favors warm climates and, as such, performs best in USDA Zones 9-11. Its ideal growing conditions are full sun, as well as moderate water. In order to ensure its best performance, the soil should not be permitted to dry out completely.
In colder climates, Tabebuia roseoalba can still be enjoyed in containers that are moved indoors in autumn. Homeowners living in cold regions should select a large pot, providing extra insulation to the roots in winter. The soil should be kept evenly moist at all times, but use care not to overwater, which can cause root rot. Protecting the roots from wind exposure is important for winter protection, as well as preventing dehydration.
In addition to being a show-stopper visually, the White Trumpet Tree attracts both butterflies and hummingbirds when in bloom. With its ability to fill any space with its arching branches and gorgeous flowers, it is an ideal choice for home gardens. And, with its moderate requirements and easy-care, hobbyist gardeners need not worry about any complicated maintenance practices.
Tabebuia is a genus containing around 100 species, many of which are widely used in hot-weather gardens worldwide. Trumpet Tree is a native to South America and the Caribbean, with some species extending east to Florida and certain areas of the West Indies. It is a deciduous, small tree that can grow from 10-20 feet tall in home gardens and many times taller in the wild.
Trumpet Tree loves full sun and moderately fertile soil. It is hardy down to USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11 and is able to survive harsh conditions. During spring, the tree blooms with trumpet-like flowers which can range in color from pink, white, off-white, yellow, orange, and a striking salmon red, drawing hummingbirds and butterflies alike. Trumpet Trees are low-maintenance and cold-tolerant and can even be grown as house plants, although it's important to note that temperatures should never drop below 15°F. For pot culture, plenty of sunlight and regular watering is recommended, with a balanced fertilizer for added nutrition.
No matter where you live, Tabebuia sp. is a perfect choice for adding charm and beauty to your garden. This species is a stunning and low maintenance addition to your collection.
Tabernaemontana africana (Samoan Gardenia) is a tropical shrub that grows best in warm regions with temperatures above 55°F and prefers partial shade, but can tolerate full sun in the right conditions.
The intoxicating sweet fragrant creamy white blossoms are pinwheel shaped .The plant blooms almost all year and has a wonderful spicy fragrance that carries a good distance both day and night, unlike many other white blooming plants, which are only fragrant at night. Blooming can be heavy or light depending on the bloom cycle. Flowers with 5 petals average 4 inches across and stand out nicely against the dark-green foliage
Provide the shrub with a regular watering schedule and be careful not to let the soil remain too wet. The shrub is popular with local wildlife, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. When caring for your Samoan Gardenia, annual pruning and fertilization will keep the plant looking healthy and encourage blooming. Take care not to over-fertilize to avoid burning the foliage. In colder climates, Samoan Gardenia can be grown in a container indoors when temperatures drop below 50F, or moved to a sheltered patio for the winter. Make sure to provide the plant with bright light and direct sun, as well as regular watering to replicate the tropical environment.
This species very often mis-called as Tabernaemontana holstii , but according to taxonomic revision of Dr. Leeuwenberger (1988), Tabernaemontana holstii is actually a synonym of Tabernaemontana pachysiphon, close related species with larger leaves.
Tabernaemontana aurantiaca, or Orange Milkwood, is a species of large shrub or small tree native to Malesia, New Guinea and surrounding islands. They range in size from 5-10 ft tall when in the form of a shrub and 10-20 ft when growing as a tree. They thrive best in full sun but can tolerate some semi-shade.
The Orange Milkwood flowers are its most notable feature, five-petalled and ranging from a bright white to a creamy off-white. The foliage can often be seen sporting variegated shades of pale yellow, tan, and green.
In terms of water, the Orange Milkwood is considered to be both flood tolerant and regular water loving. It is best to provide moderate water for this plant to be able to reach its full potential.
As an ethnomedical plant, the Orange Milkwood is used in traditional medicine in many cultures.
Orange Milkwood is suitable for planting in USDA Zones 9-11. For the care of Orange Milkwood, it is best to plant in an area with well-drained soil and regular watering. In cold regions, the plant should be grown in a container and protected from frost. To ensure the healthiest growth, feed the plant an all-purpose fertilizer at the start of the growing season. Prune the shrub or tree for shaping or to encourage new growth, doing so right after flowering.
Once established, the Orange Milkwood is a hardy plant that adds a great deal of color and texture to a garden. It is an ideal choice for a specimen, garden border, hedge, or container plant.
With its fragrant white flowers of a beautiful shape and very dark green waxy leaves, elongated and pointed, this plant is an amazing addition to a rare fragrant plant collection.
Slow growing, and low growing bush which makes it very valuable for landscape understory. It can be trimmed and maintained in small size 3-4 ft; however if you let it go it will grow into very attractive, dense and bushy specimen up to 5-6 ft tall. Great specimen, accent plant, and container plant.
This rare species of Tabernaemontana is often confused with T. divaricata (commonly known as Pinwheel Jasmine) and T. orientalis (Banana Bush). However this Australian relative of Pinwheen Jasmine has its own distinctive features, and flowers look more like T. africana, although smaller size (1" in diameter).
Tabernaemontana crassa is a small shrub, typically ranging from 2 to 5 feet in height. It has glossy green leaves, and dense clusters of white, off-white flowers which are highly fragrant. This plant is ideal for USDA Zones 9-11 and can be grown outdoors in full sun and with regular watering.
It is a popular ethnomedical plant often used in traditional African healing practices. Tabernaemontana crassa contains a large number of indole alkaloids with interesting pharmacological activities. The alkaloid content is similar to that of Tabernaemontana pachysiphon, another medicinally important species. In West Africa pulped leaves and latex from the stem and bark of Tabernaemontana crassa have several uses, the main ones being as a local anesthetic. The latex is also applied as a hemostatic, as it forms a film over the wound. It is taken internally as an anthelmintic. Powdered bark is traded internationally in herbal medicine shops.
This tropical African native is a beautiful addition to any garden or yard. It grows quickly and is easy to care for with proper maintenance. When planted in a pot in colder regions, it is important to move the plant inside during winter and provide extra protection for the roots. Fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer and make sure the soil is well-drained. Water your plant often, but not to overwater it, as this can cause root rot or pest problems. Pruning is recommended to keep the shrub looking neat and producing flowers. Deadheading the flowers can also help promote further blooming and encourage healthy growth. With proper care, Tabernaemontana crassa will provide years of beauty and fragrance.
Tropical shrub having glossy foliage and fragrant nocturnal flowers with crimped or wavy corollas. This Flore Pleno variety has beautiful, 1.5" large double flowers which are extremely fragrant, especially at night. It's very easy to grow, somewhat drought- and heat - tolerant, good for potting culture.