Scientific Name – Azadirachta indica 100 Gal Common Name – Neem Tree
Height:12' - 14' Spread:6' Trunk Diameter:3"
Neem is a moderate-sized tree which reaches a height of 40 feet or more. It has a round to oval, spreading crown of wide branches and dense foliage. The dark green, evergreen leaves are opposite, pinnate, 8 - 16 inches long with 20 - 30 leaflets each 1 - 3 1/2 inches long with toothed edges. New leaves are reddish in color. Under severe drought conditions, the tree will lose most of its leaves. Flowers are borne in drooping clusters up to 10 inches long; blooms are white and fragrant, small about 2/5 inch wide. Fruits are smooth, olive-like in shape, green becoming yellow when ripe, about an inch long and suspended on a long stem. Fruits contain 1 - 3 seeds, which are used for propagation. Neem is a tree of great value in semiarid and arid areas because it provides numerous products. New leaves , flowers and fruits are edible; leaves and seed oil have numerous medicinal uses and are also natural insecticides; neem oil is a lubricant; the bark has a high tannin content and the wood is durable. Neem is widely planted worldwide in arid and semiarid area because it is hardy and provides excellent shade. It tolerates a range of well-drained soils. In landscaping, this attractive fragrant tree is ideal for shade in parks and gardens, along the seaside or indoors in a planter.
Scientific Name – Breynia cernua (syn. Breynia sp. 'Iron Range') 50 Gal Common Name – Iron Range, Red Coffee Bush
Height:10' - 12' Spread:6' - 8' Trunk Diameter:2 1/4'
Iron range is a small tree or bushy multi-trunked shrub reaching a height of about 6 feet and spreading to about 3 feet, with slightly weeping branches and a compact dense crown. The common name comes from a location in australia where the plant is native. Leaves are burgundy red, simple, entire, pointed, broadly lanceolate, arranged in two stepped rows on each side of the twig, each leaf 3 1/2 x 2 inches. The plant has tiny unisex greenish brown flowers; female flowers cup-like, borne on leaf axils. Fruits are globular red berries under 1/2 inch in diameter, and attract birds. Tiny seeds or sucker divisions are used for propagation. Iron range grows well in sandy, limestone soils if well-drained and is a hardy low-maintenance plant. It needs pruning to achieve tree form or to create a hedge. The distinctive reddish leaves and fruits make this an excellent accent or specimen plant in a coastal garden or patio, as well as an indoor or outdoor container plant. Published information on the taxonomy and growth requirements of iron range is incomplete; for the latter see comparable data under breynia distichia.
Scientific Name – Coccoloba diversifolia (Champion) Common Name – Pigeon Plum
Height:20' - 24' Spread:6' - 8' Trunk Diameter:2" - 3"
Below find the general description for 'Coccoloba Diversifolia'.
Pigeon plum is a small to medium sized tree or shrub, commonly reaching a height of 15 - 25 feet, but can grow taller. It has a symmetrical rounded or vase-shaped dense crown with upright branching, spreading to a width equaling its height and is often multi-trunked. It has a very attractive grayish mottled bark that peels off in broad flakes as it ages. The evergreen leaves are dark green, alternate, simple, entire, oblong to ovate, leathery and about 4 inches long. Flowers are whitish-green, small but abundant borne in 2 - 3 inch long terminal clusters, blooms are about 3/16 inches across. Male and female flowers are borne on separate trees. Fruits on the female trees are borne in clusters and are small, oval to round, about 1/2 inch in diameter, with a thin flesh and single seed. Birds and animals are attracted to the fruits, which are edible but sour; they can be made into juice, jelly and wine. Seeds and cuttings are used for propagation. Pigeon plum will grow on moist well-drained soils and is quite hardy. In landscaping, it is an excellent candidate for narrow areas such as sidewalks, medians, parking lots, shorelines or suitable to provide shade in patios. It requires pruning to shape it into a tree and to control growth. One of its best applications is as a multi-trunk shrub to provide a sturdy privacy hedge. Fruit litter is a problem along walkways.