PlantsBarringtonia→Powderpuff Tree (Barringtonia racemosa)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 15 to 50 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: Nocturnal fragrance that attracts moths and bats
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Flowering Tree
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: Seeds, bark, roots and wood are all contain the toxin saponin.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bats

photo credit: Tom Hulse

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What is this tree/flower from Taiwan? by ftknj Sep 13, 2019 4:35 AM 3
Mystery plant by Finnnnnn Mar 4, 2018 5:16 PM 3
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Oct 10, 2020 8:42 PM 133

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