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Bird-of-Paradise and Plumeria Flowering

Bird-of-Paradise and Plumeria Flowering (Bird-of-Paradise and Plumeria)

This is my friend's plants in her back yard. Photo taken Sept 22, 2013.

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Absolutely Beautiful, You Have Some Very Nice Plants .

7 Oct, 2013


Thanks! I gave my friend these plants a few years back. They're not mine anymore. I do have lots of Plumerias and a huge Bird-of-Paradise in the front yard, though. :>)

7 Oct, 2013


They look good together.........

9 Oct, 2013


Yes, they do. Although, my friend is going to dig the plumeria up and give it away, next spring. It's gotten too big for this spot in just a year in a half, in the ground.

10 Oct, 2013


What a winning combination! Do Plumerias really grow so fast? Your plants make me wish I could have lived in a climate like yours! But then again I suppose there are plants we can grow in our climate that you couldn't grow in yours!

10 Oct, 2013



Yes, Plumerias can grow fast. If they're given a lot of heat and fertlizer, when they're watered (only in the ground). In pots, they grow much, much slower and stay small for a very long time.

Yes, in San Diego's dry subtropical climate it's very difficult to grow any plant which requires a lot of chilling, like apples, cherries, pears. (only low-chill varieties of peaches do well here). I've read some low-chill apples can do somewhat well here, also. Only low-chill (requiring very little hours of cool weather) trees can grow very well here. However, we have tons of tropical/subtropical trees which bloom in winter and early spring. The Hong Kong Orchid (Bauhinia x blakeana) street trees, Tabebuia species, Calliandra, Erythrina (most species) are some examples of winter-flowering trees.

11 Oct, 2013


What a delight for the eye to have so many winter flowering trees!

Over here 99% of trees don't flower during winter though there are a few exceptions like a winter flowering Cherry tree (decorative) Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis'. I have seen it on the odd occasion & it is really lovely! Here is a link to a page where you can read about it:

We do have more winter flowering shrubs that are quite common but few trees. Viburnum is found in many gardens here.

15 Oct, 2013


That's a gorgeous flowering cherry!

Yes, we're lucky to have hundreds of winter-flowering plants/shrubs/trees! Of course, Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, Lantana, Plumbago and Daylilies are the die-hards which bloom all year.

15 Oct, 2013

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