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Bromelia sp., Bromelia
Bromelia pinguin

Bromelia sp.

Bromelia
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Origin: South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterThorny or spiny

Bromelia sp., Bromelia
Bromelia nidus-puellae


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Bucida spinosa, Bucida molinetti, Terminalia spinosa, Spiny Black Olive, Ming Tree

Bucida spinosa, Bucida molinetti, Terminalia spinosa

Spiny Black Olive, Ming Tree
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: Florida, Caribbean
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Exotic rare small tree that is valuable as unusual bonsai subject or specimen plant. This delicate tree grows into a bonsai almost by itself. Can be used as a potted indoor tree. It is very salt tolerant, making it a good choice for bonsai lovers by the sea. Bonsai shapes that are awesome. They have small leaves and thorns and and grow out erratically in all directions, forming diamond-like lace. The tree produces a small, black seed-capsule. In natural habitat, Black olive can grow as 40 ft tall evergreen tree with a smooth trunk holding up strong, wind-resistant branches, forming a pyramidal shape when young but developing a very dense, full, oval to rounded crown with age. Sometimes the top of the crown will flatten with age, and the tree grows horizontally. The lush, dark bluish-green, leathery leaves are two to four inches long and clustered at branch tips, sometimes mixed with the 0.5 to 1.5-inch-long spines found along the branches. The plant likes to be well-watered and frequent fertilization, which promotes vigorous growth. Pest problems seem rare. It may throw some leaves during stress (like shipping or cool weather), but will recover easily.





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Bucida (Terminalia) spinosa - Spiny Black Olive

Spiny Black Olive, Ming Tree. Exotic small tree that is valuable as unusual bonsai subject or specimen plant. This delicate tree grows into a bonsai almost by itself! Can be used as a potted indoor tree. It is very salt tolerant, making it a good choice for bonsai lovers by the sea. Bonsai shapes are awesome. They have small leaves and thorns and and grow out erratically in all directions, forming diamond-like lace.

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Caesalpinia lutea, Yellow Peacock flower, Barbados pride, dwarf poinciana, Barbados flower-fence

Caesalpinia lutea

Yellow Peacock flower, Barbados pride, dwarf poinciana, Barbados flower-fence
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: West Indies and tropical America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Evergreen shrub or small tree in frost free climates, a deciduous shrub in zone 9, and a returning perennial in zone 8. In the tropics it gets 15-20' tall and its ungainly, wide spreading branches can cover about the same width. In cultivation the peacock flower is usually 8-12' tall, growing that large even after freezing to the ground the previous winter. The stem, branches and petioles are armed with sharp spines and the leaves are fernlike and twice compound, with many small, oval leaflets. The flowers are borne in terminal clusters 8-10" tall throughout most of the year in tropical climates and in late summer and fall where frosts occur. The fruits, typical legumes, are flat, 3-4" long, and when ripe they split open noisily to expose the little brown beans. Very easy to grow in alkaline to acidic, well-drained soils. This is a fast growing, but short lived plant. It is moderately tolerant of salty conditions. Peaccock flower benefits from pruning, and can be shaped to tree form or shrubby bush form. The striking orange red flowers are an attention grabber! Use peacock flower as a specimen or in a mixed shrub border. It has an open, spreading habit and the branches sometimes get too long for their own good and break off. Still, a line of peacock flowers makes a showy fine-textured screen or informal hedge. You can cut peacock flower to the ground in late winter or early spring to get a bushier, more compact shrub.





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Caesalpinia lutea - Yellow Dwarf Poinciana, Bird of Paradise

Yellow Bird of Paradise (dwarf poinciana)- a showy flowering small tree for a small yard or patio. Drought tolerant.

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Peacock Flower, Barbados Pride, Dwarf Poinciana, Barbados Flower-fence, Gold Mohur

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Peacock Flower, Barbados Pride, Dwarf Poinciana, Barbados Flower-fence, Gold Mohur
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: West Indies and tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Peacock flower lives up to its name with incredibly showy blossoms of orange and red. The striking flowers are an attention grabber! Evergreen shrub or small tree in frost free climates, a deciduous shrub in zone 9, and a returning perennial in zone 8. In the tropics it gets 15-20' tall and its ungainly, wide spreading branches can cover about the same width. In cultivation the peacock flower is usually 8-12' tall, growing that large even after freezing to the ground the previous winter. The stem, branches and petioles are armed with sharp spines and the leaves are fernlike and twice compound, with many small, oval leaflets. The flowers are bowl shaped, 2-3" across, with five crinkled, unequal red and orange petals, and ten prominent bright red stamens that extend way beyond the corolla. The flowers are borne in terminal clusters 8-10" tall throughout most of the year in tropical climates and in late summer and fall where frosts occur. There also are forms with yellow and forms with dark red flowers. The fruits, typical legumes, are flat, 3-4" long, and when ripe they split open noisily to expose the little brown beans. Very easy to grow in alkaline to acidic, well-drained soils. This is a fast growin plant. It is moderately tolerant of salty conditions. Peaccock flower benefits from pruning, and can be shaped to tree form or shrubby bush form. Use peacock flower as a specimen or in a mixed shrub border. It has an open, spreading habit and the branches sometimes get too long for their own good and break off. Still, a line of peacock flowers makes a showy fine-textured screen or informal hedge. You can cut peacock flower to the ground in late winter or early spring to get a bushier, more compact shrub.

Varieties:

Caesalpinia pulcherrima Compton

Caesalpinia pulcherrima var. flava

Caesalpinia pulcherrima Lemon Lace

Caesalpinia pulcherrima Mexican Flame

Caesalpinia pulcherrima var. rosea





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Caesalpinia pulcherrima (red) - seeds

Peacock flower, Dwarf Poinciana. Peacock flower lives...  more
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Caesalpinia pulcherrima - Red Dwarf Poinciana, Bird of Paradise

Pride of Barbados, Dwarf Poinciana, Peacock flower,...  more

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Grown in
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8 plants in stock
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Caesalpinia pulcherrima Mexican Flame, Mexican Peacock flower

Caesalpinia pulcherrima Mexican Flame

Mexican Peacock flower
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This variety of caesalpinia has very bright flowers turning from yellow to red - with yellow, orange and red flowers in the same bunch. The stem is covered with soft thorns that feel like feather. Medium size shrub or samll tree, perfect for small yards or patio. It is moderately tolerant of salty conditions. Peacock flower benefits from pruning, and can be shaped to tree form or shrubby bush form. The striking orange red flowers are an attention grabber! Use peacock flower as a specimen or in a mixed shrub border. It has an open, spreading habit and the branches sometimes get too long for their own good and break off. Still, a line of peacock flowers makes a showy fine-textured screen or informal hedge. You can cut peacock flowers to the ground in late winter or early spring to get a bushier, more compact shrub.





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Caesalpinia pulcherrima Mexican Flame Dwarf Poinciana - seeds

Mexican Peacock flower.
This variety of caesalpinia has very bright flowers turning from yellow to red - with yellow, orange and red flowers in the same bunch. The stem is covered with soft thorns that feel like feather. Medium size shrub or small tree, perfect for small yards or patio.
Ordering seeds info

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Per pack: 6 seeds
In stock
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