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Spring is a beautiful time in Marco Island – Property of the week – Marco’s Flowering Shrubs and Trees

Published on April 19, 2017 by Teresa Luber

04/19/2017

There are many flowering shrubs and trees in bloom right now around Marco Island.

The tabebuia heterophylla or pink tabebuia is a variety that will grow to 50 feet. There is also a dwarf variety, T. bahamensis, which will only grow to seven feet. This is the variety you see blooming right now in the medians.

The tabebuia caraiba is a beautiful, yellow tree that blooms along our streets. The tree is deciduous in winter and will make quite a mess while losing its leaves. The reward is the bell shaped, yellow flower produced in profuse clusters before the new foliage forms. They prefer full sun, average moisture and good drainage. No pests bother this tree.

The Hong Kong orchid tree has an orchid like flower six inches wide and rose-purple in color. The flower has a delightful scent which fills the air around the tree. They are an open, spreading shade tree which will grow to 35 or 40 feet in height with a 30 foot spread. The tree is evergreen but loses some leaves when in bloom. There is also a pure white flowered variety, B. purpurea candida, which they have planted along with the pink tabs in the medians.

The frangipani plumeria is another fragrant tree which fills the air with a nice, light scent. The flower is used to make the Hawaiian lei. They are a small broad crowned tree which will grow to 20 feet in height with a 15 to 20 foot spread. The flowers come in yellow, pink or white. They lose their leaves in the fall although there is a variety that does not defoliate. The stiff, thick branches are interesting with no foliage until they begin to flower in spring and summer.

The Confederate Jasmine is a woody vine with pure white, one-inch fragrant flowers. They will grow to 20 feet if supported with arbors or trellises. This vine can also be trained in espalier fashion. The Jasmine Minima is a dwarf ground cover variety and lacks the fragrant flowers. San Marco Villas on San Marco Road has beds of this jasmine throughout the front landscaping. You can smell it in the air when you drive by.

The gardenia is a rounded shrub which will grow to eight feet tall by six feet wide. They produce handsome, white flowers up to five inches wide in the spring and early summer. The gardenia is valued especially for its fragrance.

The bougainvillea is also entering the height of its flowering season. It has had a setback because of the desiccating winds of the last two cold fronts.

These are just some of the flowering shrubs and trees which help to make Marco and all of Southwest Florida a colorful place to be.

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We are Larry and Teresa Luber from Kingsport, TN. Teresa grew up near Bristol, VA and Larry in the St. Louis area. We both love to travel and Marco Island has become our favorite destination. Larry and I fell in love with Marco Island several years ago and we vacation here frequently. It is the one "magical" place where we can totally relax and each time we leave the island we want to come back. We are excited to share the Marco Island experience with you!
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