Small Tropical Trees

Small Tropical Trees


If your home is located in tropical zone and your backyard has a limited size, you should choose some small tropical plants and trees to fit your garden. Actually you have a variety of plants to choose from. Some of the tropical trees have beautiful flowers and delicious fruits. Most of the can survive in moist and hot weather and can be a great candidate for your landscaping purposes. You just need to offer some protection for them against some potential frost hazards.


Peacock flower is commonly used tropical tree which can grow up to 6 meters. They can bear five-star shaped red flowers which are visible for most of time in one year. They are native to India and like to grow in well-drained soil. Under full or partial shade, they can grow rapidly.

Weeping bottlebrush is another tropical tree which is popular for many gardeners. Native to Australia, this tree species can produce deep red flowers in spring and green foliages as well. The mature trees will have a round crown and can grow up to 8 meters in height. They prefer full sunlight environment and they are tolerant most soil types. Also, they can resist some drought environment as well.

Frangipani is a type of American tree which has a massive crown when grown up. They can reach as tall as 8 meters and the size of its leaves can be as large as 20 inches long. They produce five-star shaped flowers with fragrance in summer. The color of their flowers is different dependent on the species. They do not like cold climates. So, you should avoid using them as a landscaping tree if your home is located in cold zones.

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