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Golden Shower Tree

The Golden Shower Tree, Cassia Fistula, is a large, semi-deciduous tree that can reach heights between 30 and 40 feet tall. It is native to India, Malaysia and Southeast Asia. In the late spring to early summer, this garden gem will produce clusters of showy, bright yellow flowers that extend along the tips of its branches. Some of the tree’s bipinnate leaves drop in April right before flowering occurs. After the blooms form, two-foot long, green cylindrical seedpods will emerge that turn brown as they mature. For best growth, the Golden Shower Tree should be planted in acidic, well-draining soil in areas that receive full sun. (posted 6/30/2023)

African Tulip Tree

The African Tulip tree, Spathodea campanulata, is a large, fast-growing tree native to Africa, where it can reach heights up to 80 feet tall. From winter until late spring, it produces clusters of upward facing, bright tulip-like orange flowers that open up from fuzzy brown flower buds filled with water. In South Florida, its most prominent blooms can be seen in March and April. Flowers are surrounded by tropical leaves that start off bronze and turn dark green as they mature. After the blooms form, eight-inch greenish brown seedpods covered by transparent wings will begin to emerge. (posted 6/30/2023)

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Sansevieria trifasciata
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