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
Other: Nocturnal fragrance that attracts moths and bats
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early 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

photo credit: Tom Hulse

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