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Created On: 04/10/2017 03:38 PM
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 04/10/2017 03:38 PM
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Burry

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Saw this on S Tropical Trail and was just wondering!

 

 

 



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 04/10/2017 04:34 PM
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Central Floridave

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African Tulip tree
 04/10/2017 06:26 PM
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Burry

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Thanks Dave..

The flowers were striking!

I picked up a couple of seed pods and put the in the center counsel of my van.

While driving home my wife and i  heard a "boing" sound exactly like a spring!! And stuff hitting the plastic dash!!

Yep when the pods open!!! You know it!!!

May look into germination of a seed..

"Plunk your magic tagger froggy" tree is appropriate..



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 04/10/2017 08:08 PM
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ww

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They're cold sensitive.  We have some fairly big ones in Vero.  Common in PR and Hawai'i.  In fact, a pest in Hawai'i.

Sandbox trees (Hura crepitans) are even more explosive.  They've gone wild in Miami.   Long ago, the crescent-shaped woody segments, "moonies," were necklace items.

 04/13/2017 05:53 AM
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I believe a pest in PR as well. They root easily from cutting.

I noticed some planted in the easement along A1A recently. I think the City of Sat. Beach planted a few. Hope they take. We need more trees on the beach side. However, the wood is weak and brittle, likely leading to hurricane missiles and projectile debris.

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 04/15/2017 06:49 AM
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ww

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Satellite Beach is far north for tropicals.  Even gumbo limbos froze in 1989's horrible Christmas freeze.  But the native trees at Sebastian Inlet State Park offer some suggestions for what might work up there.  

 

 04/15/2017 10:50 AM
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There is a big and old one in north Merritt Island.

It is indeed a pest in PR.
 04/15/2017 02:34 PM
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Burry

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Thanks everyone for the info!

i don't really want to be a contibutor to the 'pest tree' society in fact i just had a 

Schefflera that was in my front yard removed... maybe i will sea what happens if it is planted in a large pot!?

The flowers are unique!



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