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Markhamia sp., Bell Bean Tree

Markhamia sp.

Bell Bean Tree
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Tropical Africa and Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Beautiful ornamental that is rare in cultivation. Will take both sun or shade.

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Markhamia sp., Bell Bean Tree
Markhamia sp., Bell Bean Tree
Markhamia sp., Bell Bean Tree


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Masdevallia sp., Masdevallia
Masdevallia coccinea

Masdevallia sp.

Masdevallia
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

Most of these plants are from high altitude cloud forests and require very cool conditions and abundant moisture throughout the year. They cannot tolerate dryness, low humidity, or excessive temperatures and the plants are very easy to kill.





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Matelea sp.

Matelea sp.

Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: South America, Central America, Mexico
CaudexVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterUnusual colorDeciduous

Matelea cyclophylla - Deciduous caudiciform vine. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres, the vines can reach two metres. The flowers are 1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm) brown and, as many other asclepiads that use flies as pollinators, smelling like carrion.

Regular water when in leaf, very little water for the several months it is dormant.



Matelea sp.
Matelea cyclophylla
Matelea sp.
Matelea cyclophylla
Matelea sp.
Matelea cyclophylla
Matelea sp.


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Meryta sp., Puka

Meryta sp.

Puka
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Pacific Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Puka is an impressive specimen tree for any garden, especially native or tropical settings. They are valued for their dramatic foliage and tolerance of coastal conditions.

Species:

Meryta sinclairii



Meryta sp., Puka
Meryta sp., Puka


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Metalasia sp., White Bristle Bush

Metalasia sp.

White Bristle Bush
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The honey-scented flowers vary in colour from common white to pink or purple.

In a garden setting, it can be used as a filler to provide flowering and greyish interest throughout the year. It's a low maintenance and water-wise shrub that can do with an occasional pruning.




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