Belize Needle-Flower Tree
|Description||A rare, beautiful, small tropical tree with highly fragrant, exotic flowers that create a fireworks-like display at branch tips. Especially fragrant at night - often called wild jasmine or perfume tree. Produces sweet, fleshy yellow-green fruit with a large coffee bean-like appearance. A stunning accent for smaller gardens. A frost-tender evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Blooms||Spring to Summer|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; grows 10 to 20 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.|
|Care||Easily grown in enriched, moist, well-drained soils. Grows quickly in mild climates and thrives in high humidity. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish the root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring, summer and fall.|
|Lore||The sweet, fleshy fruit of Posoqueria is considered edible by some, and is often consumed by humans in its native rainforest regions. The rounded, two-inch fruits are more often a source of nutrition to wildlife, being an important staple of lion tamarins and spider monkeys in their native habitats, hence they are commonly referred to as "monkey apples".|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11
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100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr.
in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.