TopTropicals Newsletter / February 27, 2011

Spectacular flowering plants
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4350 Abutilon chiappardi - Canary Tree
Sometimes listed as Bakeridesia integerrima, Canary Tree is a showy and handsome small tree growing about 10 ft tall. The flowers are 2-3" across and resemble those of a hibiscus. The five petals are bright yellow, each with a reddish blotch at the base. It is an excellent tree for container culture or for a small garden, doing best with full sun and good drainage. It has a long winter span, and blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies.

4341 Elaeocarpus decipiens - Japanese Blueberry Tree
Large evergreen shrub with glossy green foliage easily trimmed into a tree form. It's an excellent privacy screen choice. Showy fragrant blooms from summer to fall are followed by black berries in late fall-winter. Very ornamental effect from older leaves, which turn bright red. Tolerant of poor soils and desert sun and heat.

3155 Lagerstroemia speciosa - Queen Crape Myrtle
Gorgeous flowering tree. The flowers are are pink, purple or purplish - pink. Has many medicinal uses.

3182 Tibouchina granulosa - Glory tree
Very rare, spectacular blooming tree. Blooms 2-3 times a year, spring to fall. Flowering panicles at branch tips can completely cover the tree with rich, velvet-like blossoms.

1405 Saraca indica -
Ashoka Tree

Sorrowless tree, Ashoka Tree - highly valued medicinal tree with fragrant bright flowers. Small tree, will grow 15-20 ft tall.
Other varieties:
3018 Saraca bijuga
Dwarf variety, good for potting culture.
3015 Saraca thaipingensis
Yellow Saraca.

1290 Chonemorpha penangensis - Frangipani vine
Wonderful fragrance! Flowers are cream color with yellow center. A truly magnificent woody climber can be used as a fence cover or grown on a large trellis or pergola.

4134 Allamanda violacea Chocolate
Showy chocolate color slightly fragrant flowers. Large plant, blooming size.

3507 Brya ebenus - 3 gal pot
Jamaican Rain Tree. Rare slow growing plant, can be grown as bonsai or small specimen tree. Very showy flowers.

2175 Cestrum diurnum - White Chocolate Jasmine, Day Blooming Jasmine
- unlike Night Blooming jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum), this one is most fragrant during the day: flowers have very strong chocolate scent, as good as fragrance of famous Portlandia.

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2168 Tecomanthe dendrophylla
Very showy clusters oflarge, up to 4-5" flowers with a dark pink tube and spreading creamy-white lobes. Non-aggressive vine. Blooms in Winter.

In full bloom now!
2074 Holmskioldia sanguinea - Chinese hat
Chinese hat, Cup and Saucer, Parasol Flower, Mandarins hat. Unique flowers are the main interest of this scrambling shrub: each is a narrow, orange-scarlet tube backed by a broad, circular calyx.

1017 Aristolochia gigantea
Pelican flower - large flower variety. One of the most popular ornamental vines. Brown flower is very unusual-looking.

1380 Caesalpinia pulcherrima Compton (pink)
Pride of Barbados, Dwarf Poinciana - bright pink flowers, national flower of Barbados. Showy flowers almost year round.

2001 Koelreuteria paniculata - Golden Rain Tree
A drought resistant tree grown for its abundant late summer golden flowers and papery, lantern-like pink fruit.
rare plants for home and garden
47770 Bermont Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Phone 941-575-6987, Fax 954-252-4442

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