Gmelina arborea, Snapdragon Tree
Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:02 AM
Gmelina arborea is a member of the Lamiaceae Family (mint), formerly Verbenaceae (which is now lumped into Lamiaceae). It is native to a wide region of SE Asia, from India to Yunnan, China and down to Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It is valued in its native lands for timber, medicinal use, and the leaves as food for a certain silkworm. The tree is also called White Teak because of its valued lumber.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:02 AM
There are a couple of these in Miami Springs, but they are much more compact/stunted, maybe because they're on shallow limestone.
How did this fare in the colder winters?
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:03 AM
There is a huge specimen at Fairchild, kind of straight in from the entrance building near that overlook.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:49 AM
Eric, nice to meet you at the sale Saturday, very excited about the Draco.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:04 AM
Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:04 AM
subtropical USDA Zone 10A
Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA
subtropical USDA Zone 10B
Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:50 AM
There's a nice sized one at Busch Gardens in Tampa. Nice but very messy.
Where in BG is it growing ? I will look for it next time I am there
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