Erythrina crista-galli Flowering Tree Nursery Growers

Flowering Trees

 

Scientific Name

Erythrina crista-galli

Family Name

Papilionaceae

Genus

Erythrina

Species

Crista-galli

Common Name

Cry Baby, Cockspur, Fireman’s Cap Tree, Brazillian Coral Tree

Type

Trees

Height

20 to 30 feet

Hardiness Zone

 9 to 11


Erythrina Crista-Galli

The small size makes this tree suited for planting in small yards as well as in parks, golf courses and in other large landscapes. I have also seen many trees successfully used along wide boulevards and streets if located far enough from the street to allow for the drooping habit of the lower branches. Trees are tolerant of urban conditions and have performed well as street trees. Pollen can cause mild allergy reactions.

Multiple trunks rise into the canopy from the lower portion of the main trunk giving rise to a wide-spreading canopy casting dense shade. Trees do not compartmentalize decay well resulting in potentially extensive decay from trunk injuries. Included bark can form in the crotch of main branches, weakening the tree. Prune to one trunk and shorten limbs with bark inclusions to help prevent failure.

 

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Plumeria Flowering Tree Nursery Growers

Flowering Trees

 

Scientific Name

Plumeria rubra

Family Name

Apocynaceae

Genus

 Plumeria

Species

 Alba

Common Name

 Plumeria

Type

 Trees

Height

 6 to 30 feet

Hardiness Zone

 10 – 11

Plumeria Alba

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It is also commonly known as white frangipani and can reach up to the height of 30′ to 40′. Plumeria can deepen the grace of landscapes quite noticeably.

It is well-known for its intensely fragrant,
lovely, spiral-shaped blooms which appear at branch
tips June through November. The tree itself is
rather unusual in appearance; the 20-inch-long, coarse,
deciduous leaves clustered only at the tips of the
rough, blunt, sausage-like, thick, grey-green branches.
Branches are upright and rather crowded on the trunk
forming a vase or umbrella shape with age. They are
rather soft and brittle and can break but are usually
sturdy unless they are mechanically hit or disturbed.
A milky sap is exuded from the branches when they
are bruised or punctured.

 

DESCRIPTION
Height:
20 to 25 feet
Spread:
20 to 25 feet
Crown uniformity:
symmetrical canopy with a
regular (or smooth) outline, and individuals have more
or less identical crown forms
Crown shape:  round; vase shape
Crown density: open
Growth rate: slow
Texture: coarse
Foliage
Leaf arrangement: alternate
Leaf type: simple
Leaf margin: entire
Leaf shape: elliptic (oval); obovate

Trunk and Branches
Trunk/bark/branches: bark is thin and easily
damaged from mechanical impact; droop as the tree
grows, and will require pruning for vehicular or
pedestrian clearance beneath the canopy; routinely
grown with, or trainable to be grown with, multiple
trunks; not particularly showy; tree wants to grow with
several trunks but can be trained to grow with a single
trunk; no thorns
Pruning requirement:
requires pruning to develop
strong structure
Breakage:
susceptible to breakage either at the crotch
due to poor collar formation, or the wood itself is
weak and tends to break

Culture
Light requirement:
tree grows in part shade/part sun;
tree grows in full sun
Soil tolerances:
clay; loam; sand; acidic; alkaline;
well-drained
Drought tolerance:
high
Aerosol salt tolerance:
moderate

Propagation is by cuttings. Large hardwood
cuttings should be allowed to dry several days while
leafy tip cuttings should be planted immediately. The
plants flower at an early age.

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Magnolia Flowering Tree Nursery Growers

Flowering Trees

Scientific Name

Family Name

Genus

Species

Common Name

Type

Height

Hardiness Zone

Magnolia


Magnolia are large  flowering trees. It can reach up to the 90Feet in height. Timber of magnolia is also used in furniture industry.

 

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Hibiscus Flowering Tree Nursery Growers

Flowering Trees

Scientific Name

  Hibiscus rosa sinensis

Family Name

 Malvaceae

Genus

Species

Common Name

 Rose Mallow

Type

Height

Hardiness Zone

Hibiscus


Hibiscus is a flowering tree plant, and produces showy flowers. Hibiscus trees exists in cold hardy and tropical regions. Leaves of tropical regions are glossy and of cold hardy regions, leaves are not much bright.

This popular landscape shrub creates a bold effect with its
medium-textured, glossy dark green leaves and vibrantly-
colored, four to eight-inch-wide, showy flowers, produced
throughout the year. Cu
ltivars are available with single
or double flowers in shades of white, pink, red, yellow, peach,
or orange, or combinations of these. Flowers are produced
continuously in great abundance, making up for the fact that
each flower w
ill last only one or two days. Some selections
have variegated foliage and appear to be covered with snow.

Growing best in full sun to dappled shade, Hibiscus
appreciates abundant watering and fertilization when newly
planted, but requires little care once established. Plants make
attractive specimen plantings when given enough room to allow
development of their natural arching form. Planted on three to
four-foot centers, they can also be trained into hedges, but
shearing often removes the developing flower buds. Instead,
train into a less formal hedge with a hand pruner. Since plants
flower on new growth, pinching the tips of developing branches
in spring and mid-summer will increase flower production.
Severe pruning in the summer removes flower buds and will
reduce flowering for a period of time.
Hibiscus is occasionally trained into a small tree with
multiple trunks and will grow to about 10 feet tall. A number
of nurseries also offer Hibiscus as a standard with a single,
straight trunk three to five feet tall with branches and foliage
forming a neat, rounded canopy. Standards are often
maintained 8 to 10 feet tall with regular clipping.
A few of the multitude of available cu
ltivars include: ‘Hula
Girl’, large single, canary yellow flowers with a red eye;
‘President’, single, six to seven-inch-wide intense red flowers
with a pink throat; ‘Sundown’, double salmon orange flowers;
and ‘Seminole Pink’, dark green foliage and bright pink
blooms.
Propagation is by cuttings but some selections are grafted
onto nematode-resistant rootstock.
Although usually strong and easy to grow, Hibiscus can be
bothered by aphids which accumulate at the tips of stems,
causing new growth to be misshapen. Aphids may cover the
leaves with sticky honeydew. The insects can be disl
odged with
high pressure water sprays from the garden hose or controlled
by pinching off the part of the twig with the insects. Over-
fertilizing increases aphid infestations.

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Callistemon Flowering Tree Nursery Growers

Flowering Trees

Scientific Name

Callistemon viminalis

Family Name

 Myrtaceae

Genus

 Callistemon

Species

 Viminalis

Common Name

 Bottle Brush

Type

 Shrub, Trees

Height

 10 to 20 feet

Hardiness Zone

 7a to 10a

Description:

Callistemon viminalis is  popular evergreen tree having a dense,
multitrunked, low-branching, pendulous growth habit
and a moderate growth rate. Its mature
specimens can reach 25 to 30 feet tall in 30-years but
most trees are seen 15 to 20 feet high and wide. The
narrow, light green, three to four-inch-long leaves tend
to grow only at the ends of the long, hanging
branches, creating a weeping effect. The cylindrical,
bright scarlet blooms, three to five inches long and
one-inch wide, are composed of multiple, long,
bristlelike stamens. These blooms appear in great
abundance March through July, less so throughout the
year. The flowers are followed by persistent woody
capsules which are not noticed unless you are close to
the trees. This does not attract wildlife, inconspicuous and not showy.

Tree Management:

Weeping Bottlebrushes should be grown in full
sun, preferably on moist, well-drained soil. Although
they can tolerate some drought, best flowering and
growth is obtained with ample moisture and regular
fertilization. Be sure the soil drains well as roots often
rot in wet soil. The brittle wood of Weeping
Bottlebrush may make it unsuitable for windy areas
but this is usually not a problem in most locations.
They are not suitable for street tree planting due to the
weeping growth habit, but will make nice plantings
along streets in wide medians. Lower branches can be
removed so cars can fit beneath in parking lots where
they grow well in the restricted soil space. Occasional
pruning of pendulous branches will be required for
vehicle clearance. One of the best uses is for lawn
specimens, or screens on large properties, with a
regular maintenance program.

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Cassia Fistula Flowering Tree Nursery Growers

Flowering Trees

Scientific Name

Cassia Fistula

Family Name

Caesalpiniaceae

Genus

 Cassia

Species

Fistula

Common Name

 Golden Shower Tree, Purging Cassia, Golden Chain Tree, Indian Laburnum

Type

 Tree

Height

 30-40 feet, and over 40feet

Hardiness Zone

 9b to 11

Cassia fistula known as Golden Shower and amaltas is a fast growing flowering tree.  It can reaches up to  30 to 40 feet in height and 30 to 40 feet wide. The well-spaced branches are clothed with
pinnately compound leaves, with leaflets up to eight
inches long and 2.5 inches wide. These leaves will
drop from the tree for a short period of time and are
quickly replaced by new leaves. In summer, Golden-
Shower is decorated with thick clusters of showy
yellow blooms which cover the slightly drooping
branches. The blooms are followed by the production
of two-foot-long, dark brown, cylindrical seedpods
which persist on the tree throughout the winter before
falling to litter the ground.

Golden-Shower tree grows well in full sun on well-drained soil. Although Golden-Shower is damaged by temperatures falling slightly below freezing, it will come back with warmer weather. Sprouts may develop along the main branches in response to this low temperature. Like some other trees, fruit may be poisonous if ingested. Pollen can cause some allergies in certain people.

Trees will require pruning when they are young to control shape, to develop a uniform crown and to create good structure. Young trees can grow asymmetrical with branches often drooping toward the ground. Staking when the tree is young and proper pruning will help develop a well-shaped and well-structured crown but do not expect it to grow like a neat “meat ball”. Trees are tolerant of urban conditions and have performed well as street and park trees.

Trees in their native forest habitat typically have one leader or trunk for several dozen feet, then trunks divide into several codominant stems toward the top of the tree. Unless properly pruned, trees in more open landscapes develop several codominant stems fairly close to the ground. These could become weak and split if structural pruning is neglected.

Plant serves as host for Cloudless sulfur (Phoebis sennae), orange-barred sulfur (Phoebis philea), and sleepy orange (Eurema nicippe) butterfly larvae.

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