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Schotia brachypetala - Parrot Tree

Schotia brachypetala - Parrot Tree (Schotia brachypetala - Parrot Tree)

This tree has some of the most beautiful scarlet blossoms of any flowering tree. It somewhat common in San Diego and very easy to grow with extreme drought-tolerance. Photo taken in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. on Aug. 7, 2015.

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The flowers look a little like those of the unrelated Greyia.

10 Aug, 2015



The flower spikes are much larger than Greyia, also. This is a tree...most Greyia species are shrubby, although they can grow pretty tall.

10 Aug, 2015


".most Greyia species are shrubby, although they can grow pretty tall."

Mine is only about a metre tall at the moment.

10 Aug, 2015


It grows about 3 or 4 times as tall here.

11 Aug, 2015

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