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Brazilian Fern Tree - (Schizolobium parahybum)

Brazilian Fern Tree - (Schizolobium parahybum) (Schizolobium parahybum)

Brazilian Fern tree is a very spectacular flowering tree! Unfortunately, its well past its bloom season which is in spring. I do see many seed pods on it, though. There's several very large trees (there's one to the right, also) at the San Diego Zoo, this one is most likely close to 60 ft tall. Photo taken July 25, 2017.

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Here's what this tree looks like in full flower.

26 Jul, 2017


Another beauty looks as though it has more thicker and different leaves.

Wow that is stunning when in flower thank you for the link Andy.

26 Jul, 2017


The leaves are huge; however, the leaflets are smaller. It's an extremely fast-growing tree during the first three year. It can grow to 30' in only 3 or 4 years...then it grow slower to eventually 80 to 100 ft tall. It typically tops out at 60 to 75 ft tall here, though.

Glad yo enjoyed the link. It's a stunning tree in flower. I've seen these trees in flower many times (in spring when leafless). It's very difficult to get pics of them because these trees are so tall.

27 Jul, 2017


Yes I can imagine its difficult to get a good photo.
Wow that does grow fast 80 to 100 ft is very high at least the neighbour s could nt complain with it blocking the light from their houses like we get here with Conifers.?

27 Jul, 2017


This tree looses most or all its leaves just before it bloom in spring. Even if it doesn't flower it still looses it's leaves in late winter or early spring.

28 Jul, 2017


How strange its like deciduous then .

28 Jul, 2017


Yes, it's a deciduous tropical tree. Many tropical, subtropical trees go deciduous just before they bloom.

30 Jul, 2017


They must be oitting all their strength and goodness in the bloom s taking the strength out of the foliage.

30 Jul, 2017


Yes, many flowering trees will put all their energy into the blooms.

1 Aug, 2017


I thought they would ☺ I am glad they do so we can see the beautiful flowers.

2 Aug, 2017


Yes, me too. I just planted some seeds that just popped up a day ago. I couldn't believe the old Brazilian Fern tree seeds I had were still viable. I think I may have found them at the zoo or under another tree. I can't remember.

4 Aug, 2017


Thats fantastic Andy I bet your thrilled I would be I cant wait now to see how they come on.

lol Andy I see you are like my mum and myself my saying is if you see a seed pick it up and all day long you ll have good luck.?

5 Aug, 2017


Yes, not sure what I'm going to do with them. This tree grows extremely fast for the first 3 to 5 years. In three years it can easily grow to 30 ft. tall. (in the ground).

Yes, I do love to collect seeds. lol! :>))

8 Aug, 2017


Wow that is tall what about a lot restricting the growth. I often wonder do seeds ever go idea I 've watched programs here where they found seeds in a draw over 50 years old and they grew.

8 Aug, 2017


Yes, if any seed is going to last 50 most likely would be one in the bean family (fabaceae or luguminosae)

9 Aug, 2017


Interesting it's a bean plant that lasts .

9 Aug, 2017


I'm guessing because the seeds are so hard.

11 Aug, 2017


Yes sound likely the reason

11 Aug, 2017

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