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|Neutral ||TRUNK ||On May 1, 2012, TRUNK from North Andrews Gardens, FL wrote:
grows well in south florida , but most people
do not know how to use this plant in Florida garden designs and it shows.
Let me help you:
Since this plant loses it leaves plant it in front of colorful plants like a wall of bougainvillea or other. Dont hug the bougs , just plant it away from but in front of a colorful wall. if you wnat to add interest and color , plant at bottom of areca palms and keep it trimmed as filler... it provides a colroful informal hedge with an instant tropical flair....from islands. theres more... but that is the basics.
|Positive ||IanKer ||On Feb 3, 2011, IanKer from Perth
This is a quick-growing small tree that, whilst native to the East Coast of Australia (mainly Queensland) grows well in Perth in cultivation - despite Perth being hot and dry whereas Queensland is hot and humid. It is a bit prone to damage in high winds, but is generally robust.
Propagation is generally from seed rather than softwood cuttings as seeds are plentiful and germinate readily. I'll post a picture of an open seedpod from one of the trees in my back garden.
|Positive ||sunriselmi ||On Nov 10, 2005, sunriselmi from Hughson, CA wrote:
fairly slow growing and a little weak wooded. fragrance is well worth it. great subtropical tree, light shade makes gardening around it easy.
|Positive ||angelam ||On Apr 10, 2004, angelam from melbourne
In Australia this tree is called the Native frangipani because the scent of the flowers resembles that species.
Some authorities claim this is the most beautiful Australian tree. An exaggerated claim, although it is lovely in flower. The flowers start a creamy white and darken as they age to a deep yellow. When flowers of all ages are on a mature tree at the one time the effect is spectacular.
I have a young tree that after 2 years in my garden is now about 6ft having been a sapling in a tree tube. It flowered in its first Spring. It casts no significant shade but has a ring of side branches each 12-18 inches up the trunk.
|Neutral ||palmbob ||On Apr 2, 2004, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
large, dark-green Australian native with profuse, small, 5 petal pale yellow to white flowers in early spring. Foliage pretty dense- makes a dark, sweet smelling shade but not a very spreading tree, so shade itself limited.
I just discovered this is the tree that is planted all over southern California that I always thought was a tree version of mock orange... smells great and spectacular tree in full flower. Common in industrial landscaping around Los Angeles and Orange County.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
La Presa, California
Long Beach, California
San Francisco, California
North Andrews Gardens, Florida