Australian native somewhat resembling eucalyptus. Erect, moderate to fast growth to 30 to 45 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide. Trunk and limbs resemble those of madrone (Arbutus menziesii), with reddish brown bark flaking off to reveal smooth, light-colored bark beneath. Oval, leathery bright green leaves are 4 to 6 in. long, tend to cluster at tips of branchlets. White to cream colored, 3/4-in. flowers in clusters of three to seven appear in summer, followed by woody capsules like those of eucalyptus.
Like rex begonias, these growfrom a rhizome. Although somehave handsome flowers, theyare grown primari...
‘Waverly’ is ahybrid that grows 5 ft. tall, withwhite flowers. It is hardy onlyto about 25°F (–4°
Native to theCaribbean. Ultimately 80 ft.or taller, 20 ft. wide, with fan-shaped,immense gray-greenlea...