Brahea armata - Hesper Palm Brahea armata - Hesper Palm
Distinctive, unique and attractive, the blue Mexican or Hesper palm has a crown of rigid leaves which radiate from the trunk top. Blue palms are considered by many to have the bluest leaves of any palm in the world. Blue palm may grow 50 tall and 16 in width. The blue palm trunk is … | 28.11. 2007
Callistemon citrinus - Lemon Bottlebrush Callistemon citrinus - Lemon Bottlebrush
Upright small tree or large shrub, 6 -12 high by 6 -8 wide. Leaves are narrow, lance shaped, and leathery, with a distinctly citrus aroma (thus the common name). Bright red, plump, bottle-brush shaped flowers composed mostly of stamens bloom off and on throughout hot weather. Bark … | 29.01. 2008
Cyrtostachys renda - Lipstick Palm Cyrtostachys renda - Lipstick Palm
Popularly known as the sealing-wax palm or lipstick palm, this is one of the most colorful tropical palms. It is native to Malaysia, Borneo, and Sumatra where it grows in coastal peat swamps, sometimes reaching heights of over 15 feet. The crownshaft and petioles are brilliant scarlet … | 02.11. 2007
Dioon edule - Cycad Dioon edule - Cycad
The Mexican Cycas is a true living fossil, the name often applied to cycads because they have changed very little in the last 200 million years. Dioon edule is truly a handsome and distinctive specimen. And it is one of the most cold hardy cycads. Mature and established plants have … | 28.11. 2007
Ensete glaucum - Snow Banana Ensete glaucum - Snow Banana
Possibly the hardiest Ensete species, this plant originates from high altitude China so is accustomed to cooler regions. The huge, glaucous leaves are architectural and decorative, great for the tropical borders or large containers … | 12.09. 2007
Ensete ventricosum - Red Abyssinian Banana Ensete ventricosum - Red Abyssinian Banana
Synonyms:Ensete edule, Musa ensete, Musa arnoldiana, Ensete arnoldianum | The size of this ornamental banana tree can reach over 35 feet depending mainly on the warmth and duration of your growing season. The leaf stems are noticeably lower on the pseudostem causing a wider overall … | 11.08. 2007
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina' - cranesbill Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina' - cranesbill
Cranesbill is a genus comprising of about 300 species. It is commonly used as a ground-covering perennial which can quickly form a respectable carpet. When if full bloom it offers a solid, one-colour show which in mass plantings looks stunning. Thanks to low growth it mostly finds …
Musa basjoo 'Sakhaline' - Japanese banana Musa basjoo 'Sakhaline' - Japanese banana
Another striking feature of exotic-like gardens in our climate (zone 6) are leaves of banana trees. This selection “Sakhaline” is fully hardy and was named by the largest Russian island in the North Pacific, where its origin is. Though this island is in the same climatic zone …
Musa 'Little Prince' - Banana Musa 'Little Prince' - Banana
Due to the compactness of Musa Little Prince, it is ideally suited as both a houseplant and can also be used as a tropical accent in the garden and in a summer container. Little Prince is an extremely dwarf banana, selected for its compact size and thick foliage … | 21.01. 2008
Ochna serrulata - Mickey Mouse Plant Ochna serrulata - Mickey Mouse Plant
The Mickey Mouse Plant, Ochna serrulata, is a well known garden shrub that grows to about 9 feet high. Originally a native of southern Africa, Ochna has small, single yellow flowers that bloom in late spring to summer. A useful garden plant, in cooler regions it can also be grown … | 04.12. 2007
Oroxylum indicum - Midnight Horror Oroxylum indicum - Midnight Horror
Approaching the tree in twilight could be startling - the sight of its long 4 seed pods curved downward appear to be the wings of a resting vulture. This is a night blooming tree to 40 from India with leaves to 5. Tropical. This is an ornamental tree, a very striking plant with bold … | 12.12. 2007
Pachypodium Lamerei - Madagascar Palm Pachypodium Lamerei - Madagascar Palm
The Madagascar Palm is native to the island of Madagascar. Also known as Madagascar palms. The deep green leaves are long with a glossy look to them. The trunk is smooth grayish silver. Spines are in clusters of three and are sharp and strong. The flowers are white with yellow in … | 18.11. 2007
Sauromatum venosum - Voodoo Lily Sauromatum venosum - Voodoo Lily
Sauromatum venosum - India Voodoo Lily A very unusual, shade loving plant that produces a tubular shaped, purplish green flower with dark purple markings which surround a blackish purple central spike, making the spike look like it has been provided its own vase. Following the bloom … | 16.09. 2008
Swietenia macrophylla - Big Leaf Mahogany Swietenia macrophylla - Big Leaf Mahogany
Mahogany- Swietenia macrophylla- The national tree of Belize, mahogany has long been harvested for its valuable lumber. Known for its beautiful color, grain and durability it is often used for high end furniture. Mahogany can be found throughout southern Florida, the Caribbean, Central … | 18.11. 2007
Vanilla planifolia - Vanilla Orchid Vanilla planifolia - Vanilla Orchid
Native almost to the tropics the range includes Mexico, Central America, West Indies, and Northern South America. The genus vanilla produces the world s most popular spice, a climbing member of the orchid family, the vanilla orchid is both terrestial and epiphytic, it grows in soil … | 03.01. 2008