On May 19, 2010, sdegraff from Deltona, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
We had record cold this year in Central Florida, more than 29 nights in the 20's. I was a littler nervous that some of the tree was damaged, but in Mid April it flowered with no signs of damage. This tree is tough. We even had one night down to 21 degrees and below freezing for more than 12 hours. Tree is doing fine. I would recommend this small tree for street plantings in Central Florida. Most of the theme parks have them everywhere.
On Jun 13, 2008, dcroyle1 from Chandler, AZ wrote:
I have 2 of these trees that are 4 years old(15gal when planted). 1 looks great and has bloomed every year the other still looks like I just planted it. They are within 60ft of each other in the yard and on the same watering.. The good looking one really hasn't grown much in height/width just filled out. The other one is about the same size as when planted but has never bloomed. It does lose it leaves in the winter but promptly gets them back.
On Mar 15, 2004, patischell from Fort Pierce, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:
The Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association has just chosen this plant to be one of it's "Plant of the Year" This program was established in 1998 by the FNGA to promote underused but proven plant material. For a plant to be considered a Florida Plant of the Year, it must have good pest resistance, require reasonable care and be fairly easy to grow.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Chandler, Arizona (2 reports) Garden Grove, California San Clemente, California San Diego, California San Marino, California , Florida Bartow, Florida Boca Del Mar, Florida Campbell, Florida Conway, Florida Deerfield Beach, Florida Deltona, Florida Eustis, Florida Hollywood, Florida Miami Beach, Florida North Port, Florida Port Saint Lucie, Florida Saint Pete Beach, Florida Sanford, Florida Tampa, Florida Utopia, Florida San Leanna, Texas