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Post #807563 by TIKIGIKI on Mon, Jan 23, 2023 10:27 PM

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Sorry if this one has been mentioned before in this thread, (I'm still a newbie), but if you live in a colder climate and want a "tropical" look for the garden then Strelitzia nicolai is your best friend. This is a giant cousin to the ever popular "Bird of Paradise" Strelitzia reginae, and has those wonderfully tropical looking banana-like leaves but it's WAY tougher than any banana. It will tolerate frost for a start. It clumps naturally and can be divided or left to create a thicket. It grows to maybe 15/20 feet eventually and can look a little untidy if not "groomed". The flowers are large white and blue "birds"!

Potted size: IMG_7186_530x@2x Flowers: web_flowers Half-grown...look at those wonderful "tiki" leaves! il_fullxfull.2357357785_dpmh

[ Edited by TIKIGIKI on 2023-01-23 22:28:48 ]