Central and South Florida
Semi-deciduous flowering tree that develops a roun
30m x 8m
An upright tree with a rounded and open canopy
Compound leaves have 5-7 leaflets, digitately arranged, and the margin is usually somewhat toothed.
Pink petal lobes and yellow throat.
Seedpods are slender and can be 15- 30 cm long.
Bark / Trunk:
Brownish grey, tough and hard to peel.
Vigour / Longevity:
Slow growing, 10+ years.
Full sun, Protect from wind when flowering.
Tolerates coastal situations and light frost once established.
Soil / Drainage:
Well drained soil types, avoid heavy clay soils.
Prune to maintain shape.
Keep moist, don’t overwater.
Once a year with slow release fertiliser.
Pests / Diseases:
Street tree, Ornamental tree for gardens, or a honey tree with an amazing floral display.
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