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Erblichia odorata , Flor de Fuego, Butterfly Tree 

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 Erblichia odorata
Family: Turneraceae
Flor de Fuego, Butterfly Tree
Origin: Central America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A very rare tree in cultivation, this is the newest, most exciting tree to be introduced in the last decade. It said to be one of the most beautiful flowering trees in Central America. It has long narrow leaves and large flowers 6-8" across that smell like apricots. There is a great color variation in the flower of this tree, ranging from yellow to deep orange, depending on the location in Central America where the tree is grown. It blooms from late fall through early winter. In natural habitat, the plant prefers to have a dry period that is beneficial for profuse blooming. Tolerates poor soils.


 Erblichia odorata , Flor de Fuego, Butterfly Tree 

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Flor de Fuego, Butterfly Tree. A very rare tree in cultivation, this is the newest, most exciting tree to be introduced in the last decade. It said to be one of the most beautiful flowering trees in Central America. Large flowers 6-8" across smell like apricots.
This plant does not take shipping well. After shipping it may drop leaves, recovers under proper care. Shipped on customers risk. We guarantee healthy plant to be shipped, but no replacements or refunds. We provide the best packaging. You may contact us for express shipping.
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, small plant

6 plants in stock

$52.00

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