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Dombeya x 'Seminole'

Dombeya x 'Seminole'  (Dombeya x 'Seminole')

This Dombeya is such a spectacular fall and winter blooming shrub or tree. I used to have a large tree in the ground when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. Photo taken at my favorite nursery in San Diego, CA. on Oct. 20, 2011.

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That's so lovely... pretty in pink ;o)

21 Oct, 2011



Thanks! And the flowers are sweetly fragrant, also.

21 Oct, 2011


Good to know such pretty flowers have wonderful scent too :o)

21 Oct, 2011


Yes, the flowers have a sweet strawberry scent.

22 Oct, 2011


What a fantastic bloom!
Ok in SF so not ultra tender?

23 Oct, 2011



Hate to tell you this: Dombeya species are really tender! It will tolerate some cool temps (although it doesn't really like it), but not cold or frost...even light frost will cause damage to the leaves.

I have a friend in San Francisco who I gave a cutting of this plant (years ago). It grew very well there. San Francisco is a completely frost-free city...even though, it's cool most of the time.

23 Oct, 2011



23 Oct, 2011


You can grow it for most of the year outside...then inside in November for winter.

24 Oct, 2011


That's along the lines that I was thinking - now to find one.......

24 Oct, 2011



Well, I have a large Dombeya willichii that I'm want it? lol! :>) My Dombeya willichii is in a big 15 gallon container. It grows to become a pretty large tree...but the fragrant flower are incredible, when in bloom.

Here' my Dombeya pics:

24 Oct, 2011


I'll take two of this................

24 Oct, 2011


Dombeya cacuminum is a very large tree which blooms in winter. This tree was introduced into the Botanical Gardens at the Huntington Library in San Marino (Los Angeles Area) in 1962. All the trees are from the two original trees introduced from Madagascar. This tree is one of the hardier of the species. Large trees have tolerated brief temps down to 28ºF/-2ºC or slightly lower without any damage (from what I've read).

This tree grows very easily from cuttings, although, I've never tried one. I'm not sure how easily it grows from seed, though.

25 Oct, 2011


Most of the things I like are compromised with our climate anyway! That's half the pleasure.........

27 Oct, 2011

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