Plant ID forum: tropical tree

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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Apr 22, 2012 10:43 PM CST
This tree was blooming at a nursery yesterday, I don't have room for it but it was certainly dramatic and I'd love to know what it is.


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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Apr 23, 2012 9:17 AM CST
I don't know what it is but it sure is beautiful! It reminds me of Medinilla.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 23, 2012 9:17 AM CST
I think it is one of the Clerodendrum varieties. Will investigate further!
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Apr 23, 2012 9:19 AM CST
It's the pendulous habit of the flowers that is throwing me. There is a beautiful white one that has blooms like that, but I cannot find a reference for a pure red one that is pendulous. Yet I feel Clerodendrum is right...
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 23, 2012 9:25 AM CST
If it was a vine I would say Rangoon creeper... (Quisqualis indica)
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Apr 23, 2012 11:13 AM CST
The blooms really do look like the Rangoon creeper, and the leaves as well. I may have to return to make sure they haven't just trimmed it as a large bush instead of a vine. Darn! I'd forgotten about Rangoon creeper, I would have room for that as I have lots of vertical room left, just not much horizontal. Do all of the Rangoon creeeper's have blooms that start off white then turn darker during the day? Because, I didn't see any lighter blooms, it was around 1pm when we were there and all of the blooms were a dark red.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 23, 2012 11:16 AM CST
I think they all do that.
Name: Bonnie Davis
Clermont, Fl. (Zone 9a)
BonnieGardens
Apr 28, 2012 2:10 PM CST
I'd say its rangoon creeper. I have one and it looks just like it. Beginning to set blooms now. It is really beautiful even tho it freezes back to the ground during the winter. So far it has alwlays come back.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Apr 28, 2012 2:57 PM CST
Rangoon Creeper sure is a gorgeous vine! If your plant is the Rangoon Creeper, the database could use more photo's. * * * hint, hint * * * Green Grin!

Rangoon Creeper (Combretum indicum)
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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
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extranjera
Apr 29, 2012 10:10 AM CST
Oh gee, I guess I'll have to go back out to that nursery and see what it really is, they are some of the more knowledgeable nursery owners so they might know the latin name. If it is a Rangoon Creeper, I'll have a big decision to make. I do have room for another big vine on the wall but I'm a bit afraid of this one, it could take over the yard. I'm already spending way too much time pulling up starts from the Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea) vine that is on one side of the wall. I'll take more pictures at least when I go out there.

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