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Thevetia thevetioides - Giant Thevetia

Thevetia thevetioides - Giant Thevetia (Thevetia thevetioides - Giant Thevetia)

The Giant Thevetia trees are flowering the best in three years with all the extreme heat we've been getting. Today the weather was very tolerable...not so hot. Photo taken Oct. 4, 2012 in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.

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I really like this tree!

5 Oct, 2012


It can grow much larger.

Does it grow there? It's a tropical tree native to southern Mexico. It's related to plumeria...and is about as hardy as a plumeria tree. It also has very sweetly fragrant flowers.

Check out some of my other pics of this tree:

6 Oct, 2012


Really nice. I would love this tree.

I haven't noticed it here......

6 Oct, 2012


You may get too much rain for it to do well, in winter. It's like plumeria, it wants very dry conditions in winter.

From what I've seen on the rain average for your receive three times the amount of rainfall than us here in San Diego.

6 Oct, 2012


So rain. This summer is lasting for ever!!!

It's a beautiful tree though.

8 Oct, 2012


If you ever see one, it grows pretty easily from cuttings (in summer). It's not a very hardy tree...maybe it'll take freezing for a very short duration (possible an hour). I've never seen one in the San Francisco Bay Area...I think because it's too cool and wet in winter. I've seen Thevetia peruviana, though.

Thevetia peruviana is very widely grown here in San Diego, also...especially in dry areas along the freeways.

9 Oct, 2012


You know.....I never really "looked" at trees before GOY. Probably because they are not as beautiful as the ones that grow in CA. Always busy doing this or that and not enough time to look up. Just discovering that there are a lot of beautiful trees on Corfu, they are just not placed right!

10 Oct, 2012



I'm sure the trees are just as beautiful there as here. I just think, according to what you say, there's a lot more available here. This is due to many collectors in many areas of horticulture and many plant socieities. Also, the areas which have the biggest selections are in very wealthy communities. We have a lot of multi-millionaires and billionaires here in California. California has always been on the cutting-edge for many things, plants included.

We have the same problems here with plants and trees being planted in the wrong spot. Even at the San Diego Zoo I see sun-loving plants in shade and vise-versa...and there's many certified horticulturist working there.

11 Oct, 2012


I have this tree in La Mesa, CA and i LOVE it! It does great with heat and full sun. I have fast-draining soil too.

28 Oct, 2014


La Mesa has the perfect climate for this tree.

28 Oct, 2014

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