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Schizolobium parahyba - Brazilian Fern Tree Blowing In The Wind

Schizolobium parahyba - Brazilian Fern Tree Blowing In The Wind (Schizolobium parahyba - Brazilian Fern Tree)

This is one of 2 dozen baby Brazilian Fern trees that were just recently plant by Palm Canyon in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. This is one of the fastest growing trees in the world. It usually grow to 30ft/10m tall within 3 years or less. Photo taken May 25, 2011.

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Oh goodness! Will not want one of them in the garden then. Lol. :o)

15 Jun, 2011


Wow... that's a fast grower :o)

15 Jun, 2011


Yes, it's a very fast grower. It's also a very spectacular flowering tree in spring. In the Brazilian tropical rainforest (where it's native) this tree grows to be an absolute giant.

Here in California this tree usually tops out at 60ft/18m or just slightly taller.

15 Jun, 2011


Must look especially amazing in its natural habitat ...

15 Jun, 2011



I've seen large ones on the big island of Hawai'i. They are massive more than 120ft/37m tall with huge buttresses. It's truly an amazing sight! :>)

Although, I've seen some amazing specimens here in California, too.

16 Jun, 2011


well, it is not supposed to grow in a garden :D
but they look lovely among other trees :)

... and surrounded by concret as well


18 Jun, 2011



I remember this pics...I've make a comment on it. :>)

This tree is grown in people's yards...although, it can become very large.

It's definitely best used as a park tree or in a large yard.

18 Jun, 2011

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