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Geiger Tree (Cordia sebestena)

June 8 2012 at 12:56 AM
Becky  (Login beckygardener)
Hummingbirder 2008

Another interesting hummingbird plant... This is called the Geiger Tree (Cordia sebestena). It is found growing successfully into tree form further south of me in Miami and the Florida Keys. It can't handle freezing temps, so every winter it dies to the ground. It comes back every year and grows to a medium size shrub which seems to blooms constantly from early summer to frost. The fruit is very interesting looking, but is tasteless to me. It produces fruit from every bloom and they drop all over the ground below. I've never gotten a single volunteer from seed in my yard. It's a hummer magnet which may be why every flower produces fruit. I've never seen bees or butterflies use it, which is odd.

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Response TitleAuthorDate
 Re: Geiger Tree (Cordia sebestena)SigridJun 9, 2012, 9:09 AM
 Re: Geiger Tree (Cordia sebestena)Nancy NewfieldJun 9, 2012, 10:46 AM
 Re: Geiger Tree (Cordia sebestena)BeckyJun 9, 2012, 8:05 PM
 Re: Geiger Tree (Cordia sebestena)JoanJun 11, 2012, 8:53 AM
 Re: Geiger Tree (Cordia sebestena)JoanJun 11, 2012, 9:08 AM
 Re: Geiger Tree (Cordia sebestena)jpJun 11, 2012, 9:38 AM
 Re: Geiger Tree (Cordia sebestena)BeckyJun 11, 2012, 10:51 PM
 Re: Geiger Tree (Cordia sebestena)JoanJun 12, 2012, 3:42 PM
 Re: Geiger Tree (Cordia sebestena)WardJun 12, 2012, 4:00 PM
 Re: Geiger Tree (Cordia sebestena)BeckyJun 12, 2012, 11:57 PM
 Planted geiger tree seeds in pots?DeanAug 17, 2012, 12:35 AM
  Re: Planted geiger tree seeds in pots?PennyAug 17, 2012, 8:04 AM
   Re: Planted geiger tree seeds in pots?BeckyAug 18, 2012, 9:29 AM
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