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Carnegia gigantea - Saguaro Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Carnegia gigantea - Saguaro

Scientific Name: Carnegia gigantea (Cereus giganteus) Common Name: Saguaro, Sahuaro The 3 inch (7.6 cm) wide flowers open in the evening and crown the main stem and arms. The edible fruits split open into red, flower-like star shapes. The columnar main stem has prominent, spiny ribs, and with age it …

Brya ebenus - Jamaica Rain Tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Brya ebenus - Jamaica Rain Tree

This is a tough, spiny tree with an erupting growth habit. New branches burst straight up as if ejected by a volcano, cascading onto the countryside below as they become longer and heavier. Mature height is 30 feet, but its easy to keep under 15 with annual pruning. Flowers in times of high humidity, …

Ricinus communis 'Zanzibarensis' - Castor Bean Plants / Other

Ricinus communis 'Zanzibarensis' - Castor Bean

THE CASTOR BEAN is a shrub-like plant with large, long-stemmed leaves that are lobed like fingers. Its spiny, clustered seed pods contain white, bean-like seeds (Botanically speaking, it isnt a true bean, but a Spurge), which typically bear attractive markings in various colours. The plant is native …

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Aurea' - sweetgum Plants / Deciduous Trees

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Aurea' - sweetgum

Sweetgums are very popular trees from the USA. Thanks to the 5-lobed leaves they are often mistaken for maples. However, leaves of sweetgum are more star-shaped and usually smaller. The most spectacular show begins in autumn when they turn all sorts of vivid colours. They fall down late, throughout winter …

The Cactus Family Other / Books

The Cactus Family

Only now, at the beginning of the new millennium, is there an up-to-date, comprehensive study of the cactus family. This long-awaited, monumental work covers the Cactaceae in an encyclopedic manner, addressing 125 genera and 1810 species. The most comprehensive single resource on the subject available …

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Albomarginata' - sweetgum Plants / Deciduous Trees

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Albomarginata' - sweetgum

Sweet gums are highly ornamental trees or shrubs which have been on top of the popularity list for centuries. These come from North America from where they spread to nearly whole world: from colder parts of temperate regions to southern countries where summer temperatures easily reach 40°C. Their give-away …

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Burgundy' - Sweetgum Plants / Deciduous Trees

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Burgundy' - Sweetgum

Burgundy sweetgum is a rare variety prized for its richly coloured autumn leaves and corky furrowed bark. The leaves are typically sweetgum-lobed, star-shaped with 5 tips, deciduous, mid green in summer, and rich carmine and dark burgundy red in autumn. Coloured leaves remain on the tree for a considerable …