The Umbrella Tree is another beautiful and unusual plant that’s now blooming in South Florida.
- native to Australia, Java and New Guinea
- grows to 50′
- has beautiful deep green palmate leaves
- large, tentacle like appendages covered with 100’s of crimson red blooms
- has few pests
- the bees love it
- and it tolerates poor soil, heat and drought
In other words it’s a great plant for south Florida.
It’s unique character adds a exotic/tropical look when landscaping. But it can become invasive in some situations.
An Umbrella Tree is spontaneously growing on our undeveloped lot. Initially, I didn’t know what it was. With it’s exotic appearance, I thought it might be a tropic fruit tree. But now knowing more, it’s a welcome addition.