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Tropical Shrubs

Experience the world of tropical plants, trees and shrubs (flowering and fruiting). We have put forth great effort to present a unique collection of tropicals noted for their fruits, flowering, fragrance and size. Rewarding to all gardeners, from the youngest to oldest, from the novice to professional/collector. We are positive you will be pleased with our collection.
All are rooted plants in 4" containers

Coloccasia Esculenta Illustris "Imperial"(Blackleaf)
# BM-21



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Native to the Himalayas, It is a tuberous herb with soft Pilate leaves. Color is a dull emerald green with purple blotches between the veins. Stalks are pale and marked in brown. Can take temps down to 45 F


Coloccasia Esculenta "Black Magic"
# BM-20



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Native to tropical Asia and Polynesia, fast growing heart shaped dark-black/green leaves add a lush effect to any tropical planting in one season. Tubers may be left in ground where soil doesn't freeze. Beautiful!!! Partial shade to shade, hardy zone 7.


Tibouchina Urvilleana "Princess Flower"
# PF-01



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Rich dark velvet purple saucer shaped flowers with long curly stamens behold this beautiful shrub throughout the spring and summer months. Leaves are a velvety bronze green which highlights its spectacular blossoms. Medium size shrub; can be pruned to shape, evergreen in mild climates.


Calotropis Gigantea "Crown Flower" (Asclepediaceae) - white
# CF-01



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The first time that you encounter this draught tolerant shrub may be its novel flowers strung into Lei's that are placed around your neck. These floral crowns are composed of 5 downward pointing; twisted petals that mimic a miniature royal crown. Its leaves are light green and fuzzy, with a downy fuzz on the underside. Very hardy low 40's and drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies because it's actually in the milkweed family. Height to 6' and can be pruned to shape. As legend says " Kama the god of love shoots arrows of the crown flower buds into the heart".


Calotropis Gigantea "Crown Flower" (Asclepediaceae)
# CF-02



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The first time that you encounter this draught tolerant shrub
may be its novel flowers strung into Lei's that are placed
around your neck. These floral crowns are composed of 5
downward pointing; twisted petals that mimic a miniature
royal crown. Its leaves are light green and fuzzy, with a
downy fuzz on the underside. Very hardy low 40's and
drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies because it's actually in
the milkweed family. Height to 6' and can be pruned to
shape. As legend says " Kama the god of love shoots arrows
of the crown flower buds into the heart".


Gardenia Taitensis "TiareTahitian Gardenia"
# TT-01



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Native to the highland shores of the South Pacific, Tiare Tahiti has the distinction of being one of the few cultivated plants native to Polynesia. The intoxicating sweet fragrant blossoms are creamy white; 7 pedaled, pinwheel shaped works of art. Foliage is beautiful as well with its dark green shiny leaves. Grows to 4'. One of our favorites for fragrance! A warm growing tropical.


Hibiscus Schizopetalus " Aloalo Ko'akoa"
# HIB-01



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This east African native shrub grows with gracefully arching branches to 6'. Its pendant red flowers have highly lacy fringed petals that bend upwards and back with a staminal column hanging down. A very prized hibiscus!


Hibiscus Arnottianus "Kokia Keokeo" ( Native White Hibiscus)
# HIB-02



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A small tree grown in the rain forest area's of it's native habitat; it adapts to the life of dry lowlands but never achieves the moss draped and sinuous form of the wild plants. Its pure white blossoms are beautifully complimented by dark green foliage and subtle fragrance.


Cassia Xnealae "X" "Rainbow Shower Tree"
# RST-01



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This popular landscaping tree is the result of the cross between a pink and white shower and a golden shower tree. This hybrid produces copious cascading blooms of peach / orange to red / blushed orange from March to August. The showiness of it's blooms are so magnificent that anyone witnessing the spectacle is left with a lasting impression. Mostly evergreen they grow in climates from cool to tropical. A very beautiful landscape tree or potted specimen. Can be grown indoors and pruned to shape. Size to 20'.


Fagraea Berteriana "Pua keni keni " ( Perfume Flower Tree)
# PKK-01



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Native to the South Pacific the Pua keni keni grows into a small spreading tree or a large shrub; the branches quad-angular, with blunt tipped leaves and amazingly fragrant 3" tubular shaped flowers of creamy white which turn golden orange as the day longs. Flowers are popular for making Lei's and the Hawaiian translation means " ten cent flower" which is what the flower once sold for. Sub-tropical to tropical growing conditions. Hardy to the high 40's


Caesalpiniodae (Leguminosae) "Candle Bush"
# CB-01



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A gorgeous sprawling bush 7' to 8' tall. Native to Central America, its foliage is pennant shaped, leaves grace its upright clusters of showy yellow bracts of cascading flowers that cover the entire plant during its blooming season. An outstanding semi-tropical bush for a wonderful tropical background.


Microsorium Scolopendria Plypodium "Laua'e Fern" (Pronouced la-why-e)
# LF-01



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Bearing fronds that resemble breadfruit leaves, the hardy Laua'e fern is one of the most beautiful and well known ferns throughout the Hawaiian islands, its snaky green stems intertwine at ground level with carpets of shiny indented finger-like leaves. Its leaves cab be as large as 2' long. Laua'e fern require moisture, warmth and shade to insure optimal growth. Cut fronds can last about a week for flower displays.


Mandevilla Sanderi cv. "Rosea"
# MV-02



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Spectacular and showy pink tubular flowers with pale yellow centers cover this free flowering shrub/vine. These plants are very popular outdoors in warm temperature to tropical climates and indoors cooler climates. Grows best in rich soil with a regular fertilizing program.


Cyathea Alsophila Cooperi "Australian Tree Fern"
# ATF-01



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One of the fastest growing of this fairly hardy tree fern, can grow form 1' to 6' spread in one year, eventually 12' to 15'. Broad fronds are finely cut, bright green,chafe scales on trunk. Is hardy possibly to 20 degrees.


Sanchezia Speciosa
# SS-01



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A bushy evergreen shrub 5' to 6' with green and yellow leaves having the appearance of being striped, with erect spikes of golden yellow flowers. This shrub is grown outdoors in warm temperate to tropical climates and indoors in in cool to cold climates. A beautiful native of South America!



       



Aloha Tropicals
P.O. Box 6042,  Oceanside, CA 92052
Phone: (760) 631-2880
Fax: (760) 631-2880
Email: alohatrop@aol.com

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