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Inga edulis - Ice Cream Bean

Inga edulis - Ice Cream Bean (Inga edulis - Ice Cream Bean)

One of several very tall and large Ice Cream Bean trees
growing at Quail Botanical Gardens. For my GoY friend
Aleyna in Brazil. Photo taken Dec. 1, 2009.

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Somehow I think I should take the picture of the trees with the cars under them...
It would show the magneficence of the trees, but... I have to take pictures of bougainvilleas and delonix this weekend :):))))))

3 Dec, 2009



I look forward to seeing your new photos. : > )

This tree is around 55 feet/ 17 meters tall

3 Dec, 2009


Wow even bigger than the first.

11 Aug, 2017


Yes, it grows extremely fast to a very large size. This is why I never put mine into the grow. It really hates being in a pot, though.

13 Aug, 2017


That's a shame you have by the room in the ground for it Andy does it produce fruit growing in the pot.

14 Aug, 2017


It very rarely produces fruit in a pot. It did one year because the roots got into the ground.

15 Aug, 2017


Perhaps a much bigger pot then.

15 Aug, 2017


It's in a really huge pot, already. I should probably cut the roots back one year. lol!

16 Aug, 2017


That would be a good idea cutting the roots might be better then especially if it's in a big pot.

16 Aug, 2017


Yes, it's in the biggest pot I want to have. lol! I will have to cut back the tree and roots.

I do love the flowers on this tree. I see a large tree in full flower on the way to work. I'll have to try to get a photo.

19 Aug, 2017


I think that would be best Andy. Yes please do I would love to see it.

19 Aug, 2017


They powder puff white flowers.

Here's photos from the internet.

20 Aug, 2017


Are nt the flowers stunning thank you Andy for taking the time to find a link to show me I can see why you have one.

21 Aug, 2017


It's a pretty tree, just too big. :>))

22 Aug, 2017


Yes which is a shame.

22 Aug, 2017


It can be kept a little smaller; however, one would have to prune it constantly.

24 Aug, 2017


Yes a lot of work though.

24 Aug, 2017


Yes, it's a lot of work. In a pot it grows slowly.

25 Aug, 2017


I bet it is a lot of work . Like most tree s then that are in pots slow growing .

25 Aug, 2017


Yes, because of their limited root-systems.

25 Aug, 2017


I can imagine even harder then

26 Aug, 2017

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