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Banksia serrata - Old Man Banksia

Banksia serrata - Old Man Banksia

Synonyms: Banksia conchifera, Banksia mitis, Banksia serrata var. hirsuta, Banksia serrata var. serrata, Banksia serratifolia, Banksia serrifolia, Banksia undulata, Isostylis serrata, Sirmuellera serrata, Sirmuellera serratifolia Banksia serrata, commonly known as old man banksia, saw banksia, saw-tooth …

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 its place under trees …

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 of the flowers, large …

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 as for example China, …

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 is somewhat rough and …

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. …

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 worlds most popular spice, a climbing member of the orchid family, the vanilla orchid is both terrestial and epiphytic, it grows in soil and other plants sending …

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, very large, much-divided, …

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 as a patio plant, outside …

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 been reported to tolerate …

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 slightly swollen at …

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 and South America, …

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 the center. …

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 (or orange in some …

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. …

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 look. As the older …