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Abutilon darwinii x striatum - Fireball (yellow-red veined flower)
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Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Also known as A. x hybridum Fireball, and Abutilon...  more

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
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$49.95

Aloysia virgata - Almond Bush

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Almond Bush, White flowers have strong almond scent.
Slender, densely branched deciduous shrub, 3 to 10 feet tall, 8 feet in spread. Fragrant foliage. White to yellow flowers appear in spring to fall with strong almond scent. attractive to butterflies and bees. This is a honey plant. Low water use, drought tolerant.

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6"/1 gal pot
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$29.95

Alpinia purpurata - Dwarf Red Cone Ginger

Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowers

One of the most desirable symbols of Tropics, Alpinia...  more

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
10 plants in stock
$39.95

Aronia melanocarpa - Chokeberry Viking

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunWhite, off-white flowersEdible plantDeciduous plantEthnomedical 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.Fragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This plant is deciduous, no leaves in Fall-Winter.
A very cold hardy fruiting plant, Chokeberry is cultivated as ornamental and as food product. Enjoy them in an array of foods as they are rich in vitamins.
Cultivar Viking was selected in Europe for use in orchards but gardeners quickly discovered it’s many attributes as a landscape plant. Masses of fragrant, white flowers bloom in spring. Gorgeous red fall colors and extra large berries follow the glossy summer foliage. Persistent, purplish black berries are high in nutrients and can be used for pies and jellies. USDA hardiness zone 3-9.
One of the true super fruits, they are high in antioxidants with huge health benefits. This fruit is used in Eastern Europe in holistic medicine for lowering blood pressure. Fruit should be consumed with caution as excessive amount can cause significant blood pressure drop.
See article: Cold hardy Aronia and its Superfruit: a Magic gift from the Native Americans

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SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, leafless in Winter
2 Plants in stock
$39.95

Banana Blood Leaf, Musa x sumatrana Zebrina Rojo

Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliage

This outstanding banana features green leaves with...  more

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6-10"/1-3 gal pot, large plant
6 Plants in stock
$39.95

Bauhinia blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid Tree, grafted
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Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

Bauhinia blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid Tree. The most...  more

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10"/3 gal pot, grafted
In stock
$59.95
Sale $49.95

Bauhinia galpinii (punctata) - Pride of De Kaap

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Pride of De Kaap, Nasturtium Bauhinia - compact shrub...  more

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6-10"/1-3 gal pot
7 Plants in stock
$39.95

Bauhinia madagascariensis - Red Butterfly Orchid Tree

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This rare plant is one of the most spectacular Orchid...  more

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
5 Plants in stock
$59.95

Bauhinia purpurea - Purple Orchid tree

Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunDry conditionsRed, crimson, vinous flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Purple Orchid tree, butterfly tree. Vigorous shade...  more

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6"/1 gal pot
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$29.95

Bauhinia variegata purple - Orchid Tree

Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPink flowersDeciduous plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The slightly fragrant flowers are reminiscent of showy...  more

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Bauhinia x alba (candida) - White orchid tree

Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Bauhinia variegata alba, White orchid tree, White...  more

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Bignonia Capreolata - Crossvine
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Vine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Fast-growing cross-vine with deep red buds in spring,...  more

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Boysenberry, Rubus x aboriginum x loganobaccus

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeShadeFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersThorny or spinyEdible plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantEthnomedical 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.

The Boysenberry is a cross among the European raspberry...  more

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SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
3 plants in stock
$29.95

Brunfelsia grandiflora - Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPoisonous or toxicPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow, Kiss-me-quick. Showy flowers...  more

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Calliandra haematocephala - Red Powderpuff
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Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowers

Rose cascade, Blood Red Tassel Flower. Bushy small...  more

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
10 plants in stock
$39.95

Calliandra selloi (brevipes) Pink Lilian

Plant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Pink Powderpuff, Shuttlecock. Spectacular bloomer!...  more

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6"/1 gal pot
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Calliandra surinamensis - Powderpuff

Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A low branching shrub or small tree with multiple...  more

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Callistemon Little John - Dwarf Bottlebrush

Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Dwarf Bottlebrush, Popular plant in dwarf version....  more

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
4 plants in stock
$39.95

Camellia sinensis - Tea Leaf

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersEdible plantEthnomedical 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.Subtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tea plant. Yes, tea comes from a camellia! Small evergreen...  more

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
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$39.95

Cassia (Senna) bicapsularis - Butterfly Bush

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftRegular waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Cassia (Senna) bicapsularis - Butterfly Cassia, Scrambled...  more

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6-10"/1-3 gal pot
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$29.95

Cassia didymobotrya - Popcorn Cassia

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

Popcorn Cassia, Peanut Butter Senna - A shrub or small...  more

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10"/3 gal pot
2 plants in stock
$39.95

Ceiba hybrid - Dwarf Pink Princess, grafted

Plant used for bonsaiBig tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersThorny or spinyDeciduous plant

Fresh grafts, too fragile for shipping, pick up only
This hybrid is a dwarf tree only 8-12 ft tall with a spreading crown. Great for small yards or container culture.
Pink Silk Floss Tree is one of the most beautiful trees in the world. In full bloom, there are almost no leaves. You see a huge mass of color with 10s of thousands of flowers.

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot, grafted, pick up only
4 Plants in stock
$99.00

Chorisia (ceiba) speciosa - Pink Silk Floss Tree

Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterPink flowersThorny or spinyPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Pink Silk Floss Tree. One of the most beautiful trees...  more

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14"/7 gal pot, large, pick up only
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$119.95

Chrysobalanus icaco - Bahamas Cocoplum
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Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterEdible plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Cocoplum. Easy care shrub that is used often as ornamental...  more

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
4 plants in stock
$29.95

Citharexylum spinosum - Fiddlewood
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Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

Fiddlewood, Boo-nge Saaree. Beautiful small tree with...  more

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Cold tolerant tropical plants Q&A

Are there any cold hardy tropical plants?

Well, by definition, tropical plants prefer temperatures above 50° F. That being said, there are many tropical plants that can survive if temperatures drop into the 30’s for only a short time. If you live in an area that gets a lot of cold in the winter, you would be best to choose cold tolerant plants. Many of those, such as the olive trees and many other fruit trees actually need some cold, known as chill hours, in order to produce fruit. These are frost resistant plants. There are many flowering plants that will also take some cold, although the flowers themselves are usually not tolerant of frost.

What about frost tolerant tropical plants?

There are some frost resistant plants in the tropical and subtropical families, meaning they will tolerate some frost. Others, especially most true tropical plants can easily die if their leaves are frosted. Many cannot tolerate temperatures below 40° F. Surprisingly, many avocado trees can tolerate frost and even a short period of below freezing temperatures. Mango trees also may be able to tolerate a light frost, but it is advisable to cover them if you expect frost. With any subtropical plant, please remember that they need to be well established before they can take this chill, so be prepared to cover them if you expect frost.

Can subtropical plants survive a freeze?

Yes, there are many subtropical plants that will survive a freeze as long as it does not get too cold for too long. We would be hesitant to say that any subtropical plants could be classified as frost proof plants as frost can occur when temperatures are in the mid 30’s and lower. If your frost includes a hard freeze, you will need to take extra steps to save your delicate subtropical plants. Move them inside if they are in pots. Cardboard boxes make good insulating covers and mulch pulled up around the trunks of trees can help. Most plants can survive winter, it just depends on what kind of plants, where you are located and where they are planted on your property.

Where to buy cold tolerant tropical plants?

You can find cold tolerant tropical plants and trees for sale in our online store. If you are looking for plants for sale near you and you are in the Southwest Florida, Ft. Myers area, please visit our Garden Center located at 13890 Orange River Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33905 and see the collection of tropical and subtropical plants to create a butterfly garden. Our expert sales stuff will help you to start or enlarge your butterfly garden!