Mangle Pinuela, Tea Mangrove

Pelliciera rhizophorae

Family: Pellicieraceae
Genus: Pelliciera (pel-lis-ee-ER-uh) (Info)
Species: rhizophorae (ree-ZOH-for-eh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Water Requirements:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Textured

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

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Other details:

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 12, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is an ecologically important tree, being part of the mangroves along the coast of Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Central America. It was considered part of the Tea Plant family for over than a century, and, as the leaves of this species contain tanins and other substances found in tea, it properly recieved the popular name "Tea Mangrove".

It is a tree that may live on constantly wet mangrove lands or just near it, always in high moisture, though. It has shiny green leaves. The flowers are big, coming one by one from the leaf axils. It has a pair of long red bracts, protecting a large star shaped, white, fragrant flower, with long erect stamens. The fruit is brown and woody.

This is also an endangered species, as the mangroves are subject from the polut... read more

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