Hardiness: USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Cream/Tan
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall Late Fall/Early Winter
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Propagation Methods: From herbaceous stem cuttings From woody stem cuttings From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings From seed; sow indoors before last frost From seed; direct sow after last frost By air layering
Seed Collecting: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
On Dec 13, 2004, Jorgelll from Destin, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Some of the members might be interested to know that we live two blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Our plant (not sure which one) was given to us last yr. It began blooming profusely this summer, and was covered in blooms...until Hurricane Ivan stipped it clean of all foliage in Sept.
Within three or four weeks, it had regained new foliage and had over thirty+ bloom pods all over it. It was blooming in late November...
From your web page, it appears that it can stand temps down to 15F??? If true, I will not dig it and leave it outdoors..
Would like to know the best time to take cuttings for propagation?
On Aug 24, 2003, jen_nate from Saint Marys, PA wrote:
My mother has this plant. It is taller than me, which it would be close to 6 feet. When it is going to bloom, there are 20 or 30 buds on it and they all open up close to the same time. The tree is gorgeous when it is in full bloom. Though it has a hard transition from outside to inside before the cold months, it ends up budding again in the spring when it's back outside!