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Wrightia religiosa, Echites religiosa, Sacred Buddhist, Wondrous Wrightia, Wild Water Plum, Water Jasmine
Wrightia religiosa semi-dwarf

Wrightia religiosa, Echites religiosa

Sacred Buddhist, Wondrous Wrightia, Wild Water Plum, Water Jasmine
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Thailand, Vietnam
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical 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, hummingbirdsFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This is one of the most beautiful, exciting and useful plants among fragrant tropicals. A very fragrant, enchanting shrub, flowers are fruity scented, pendant, are born along its twiggy branches. Foliage is thin and slightly hairy, it can flower almost all year, easy to prune for shape and size. It is widely planted near and around temples and homes for its stunning fragrance. Prefers well draining soil, partial to full sun. A truly remarkable site! It has always been a popular ornamental tree in temples and houses. In Thailand, it is probably the most popular plant, you can see it everywhere along the streets planted in ground as a specimen, a hedge or potted, it belongs to every garden! This plant is sacred among Buddists. Fruits are paired pods, 9" long. Wrightia is easy to maintain and requires minimum supervision but needs constant watering only. Wrightia is cold sensitive and becomes deciduous under 65F, it might look ugly in winter in cooler zones (hardy to zone 9). In warm subtropical and tropical climates it stays evergreen and blooms year round. Because of its fast growth rate Wrightia can be trained into a bonsai tree within a short period of time. It can be easily trained and wired into odd and weird shapes. Traditionally used as medicinal herb. Roots are used to cure skin disease. There are many varieties and cultivars of wrightia.





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Wrightia religiosa - Sacred Buddhist

Sacred Buddhist, Wondrous Wrightia. A rare plant with heavily fragrant flowers. This variety is easier to grow than double flower variety; it is more vigorous. May drop leaves in winter.

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Wrightia tomentosa, Queen Wrightia

Wrightia tomentosa

Queen Wrightia
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Thailand
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

Rare wrightia with large 2" flowers, soft fresh fragrance resembling ripe apples. The plant forms swollen trunk and can be used as bonsai.





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Wrightia natalensis - seeds

African Saddlepot - Rare Tropical Bonsai Tree. Wrightia natalensis grows as a small to medium-sized deciduous tree. Its fragrant flowers feature a creamy yellow corolla.
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x Fatshedera lizei, Fatshedera, Ivy Tree

x Fatshedera lizei

Fatshedera, Ivy Tree
Family: Araliaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Ivy Tree is an usual plant in that it's the result of a cross between two genera, the Hedera (English ivy) and Fatsia japonica. The resulting hybrid has the interesting and lovely leaf shape of the Fatsia, which can be seen growing along the roadsides throughout the tropical world, and the cultural requirements and basic climbing habit of its ivy parent. As a shrub, Fatshedera can grow up to 1.2 m tall, above which the weight of the fairly weak branches makes them tend to bend over. It can however also be tied to a support and grow into a vine up to 3-4 m tall; unlike Hedera, it does not readily climb without assistance.

It is grown both as a garden plant outdoors, and as a houseplant indoors, where its tolerance of shady conditions is valued.





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Xanthoceras sorbifolium, Shiny Leaf Yellowhorn, Goldenhorn, Chinese Flowering Chestnut

Xanthoceras sorbifolium

Shiny Leaf Yellowhorn, Goldenhorn, Chinese Flowering Chestnut
Family: Sapindaceae
Origin: China
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Excellent small flowering tree or shrub with long-lasting green foliage. ! In Spring, it bears multitudes of flower spikes densely packed with star-shaped white flowers featuring chartreuse centers that darken to an intense scarlet.

The leaves, flowers, and seeds of Xanthoceras sorbifolium are all edible.



Xanthoceras sorbifolium, Shiny Leaf Yellowhorn, Goldenhorn, Chinese Flowering Chestnut
Xanthoceras sorbifolium, Shiny Leaf Yellowhorn, Goldenhorn, Chinese Flowering Chestnut
Xanthoceras sorbifolium, Shiny Leaf Yellowhorn, Goldenhorn, Chinese Flowering Chestnut
Xanthoceras sorbifolium, Shiny Leaf Yellowhorn, Goldenhorn, Chinese Flowering Chestnut


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Xanthorrhoea sp., Grass Tree
Xanthorrhoea australis

Xanthorrhoea sp.

Grass Tree
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The name of genus Xanthorrhoea comes from the Greek Xanthos for yellow and rheo meaning flow, referring to a yellow resin exuded from the trunk of some species of Xanthorrhoea.

The Xanthorrhoea genus is part of the Xanthorrhoeaceae family, which is made up of small trees or perennials with woody stems. The leaves are tough and linear, and the flowers are radially symmetrical, bisexual, and spike-like.

Commonly called Grass Trees, Xanthorrhoea plants are also known as Balga Grass to the Australian aborigines, which is their word for black boy. The Aborigines probably called these plants balga because after a wild fire, the bottom leaves burn away revealing a singed black trunk with long green reed-like leaves extending from the top of the trunk giving the appearance of black figures. All species of Xanthorrhoea are very slow growing, but they are also very long lived - up to 600 years! Long straight spears of white blossoms extend from the top of the tree especially in the year following wild fires.

The glassy resin which exudes from the trunks was previously used in varnish and other products. The flakes of resin were collected from around the base of the stem, heated and rolled into balls.The flowering spikes of the grass tree were soaked in water to make a sweet drink, fresh or slightly fermented. The soft bases of the young leaves were eaten. Tough leaves were used as knives. Europeans harvested the gum to make varnishes and lacquers.

Generally frost tolerant, all Xanthorrhoea require well-drained soil and a sunny location because they are prone to root rot. They can be grown very successfully in pots.





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Xanthorrhoea australis - seeds

Grass Tree. Commonly called Grass Trees, Xanthorrhoea plants are also known as Balga Grass to the Australian aborigines, which is their word for black boy. The Aborigines probably called these plants balga because after a wild fire, the bottom leaves burn away revealing a singed black trunk with long green reed-like leaves extending from the top of the trunk giving the appearance of black figures. All species of Xanthorrhoea are very slow growing, but they are also very long lived - up to 600 years! Long straight spears of white blossoms extend from the top of the tree especially in the year following wild fires. The flowering spikes of the grass tree were soaked in water to make a sweet drink, fresh or slightly fermented. The soft bases of the young leaves were eaten. Europeans harvested the gum to make varnishes and lacquers. Can be grown very successfully in pots.
Place seeds on top of soil surface, using draining potting mix plus sand, keep warm, only slightly moist and in bright light. Seeds can not be kept wet.
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