December

 

Featured Plant

Euphorbia leucocephala
Little Christmas flower, Plot 41c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

Other December Bloomers

The following is a partial list of  flowering and fruiting plants located in Fairchild during the specified month. Plants are listed alphabetically by scientific name, the location by plot number and by common name.   You may refer to the plot map at the bottom of this page.  Plot maps are also located at the Visitor Center at the entrance to Fairchild.  

 

 

Of Interest in the Garden in December  

 

Arboretum

 

  Aloysia virgata    sweet almond bush    33

  Brunfelsia spp.    5, 27

  Calliandra surinamensis    44

  Cananga odorata    ylang ylang    17

  Cassia roxburghii    34

  Clusia lanceolata    49

  Cordia lutea    yellow Cordia    52

  Cryptostegia grandiflora    rubber vine    38

  Cubanola domingensis    43

  Dombeya x ‘Seminole’    35

  Erythrochiton brasiliensis    39

  Euphorbia punicea    8, 50

  Exostema ixoroides    24

  *Fouquieria splendens    ocotillo    6

  Gardenia longiterna    24

  Gustavia superba    membrillo    39

  *Hamelia patens    firebush    3

  Hibiscus grandidieri var. greveanus    35

  *Holmskioldia sanguinea    Chinese hat plant    3a

  Leea guineensis    25

  Neomarica caerulea    tropical blue iris    49

  Pachira aquatica    Guiana chestnut    18

  Pogonopus speciosus    chorcha de gallo    24

  Portlandia coccinea    43

  Ravenia spectabilis    39

  Rondeletia leucophylla    24

  Senna polyphylla    desert senna    51

  Sobralia decora    25

  Stemmadenia litoralis    milky way tree    47

  Tabebuia palmeri    29

  Tabernaemontana pandacaqui    5

 

*Good location to see hummingbirds

Vine Pergola

 

  Allamanda violacea

  Brunfelsia grandiflora

  Cissus intermedia    bull vine

  Clerodendrum thomsoniae ‘Delectum’    bleeding heart

  Quisqualis indica    Rangoon creeper

  Saritaea magnifica    purple Bignonia

  Solandra grandiflora    chalice vine

  Stigmaphyllon sagraeanum

  Thunbergia grandiflora    Bengal creeper

  Wagatea spicata

 

Lin Lougheed Spiny Forest of Madagascar

Plot 31

 

  Aloe sinkatana

  Aloe ‘Rooikappie’

  Euphorbia viguieri

  Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri

  Pachypodium decaryi

  Pachypodium rutenbergianum   

  Uncarina grandidieri    mouse trap tree

 

                                        

Lowlands

  

  Bourreria cassinifolia    pineland strongbark    Pineland

  Callicarpa americana    beautyberry    Pineland

  Erithalis fruticosa    black torch    KeysCoastal Habitat

  Flaveria linearis    yellowtop    Keys Coastal Habitat

  Heliotropium polyphyllum    pineland heliotrope    Pineland

  Lantana involucrata    wild sage    Pineland

  Melochia tomentosa    woolly pyramidflower    Pineland

  Pityopsis graminifolia    silk grass    Pineland

  Plumeria obtusa var. obtusa    172

  Tephrosia angustissima var. corallicola  coral hoary pea  Pineland

 

Lisa D. Anness Butterfly Garden

Plot 19b

  

  Asclepias curassavica    scarlet milkweed

  Aster dumosus    rice button aster

  Bourreria virgata

  Calotropis gigantea    giant milkweed

  Cnidoscolus aconitifolius    chaya 

  Conoclinium coelestinum    blue mistflower

  Cuphea ignea    cigar flower

  Heliotropium polyphyllum    pineland heliotrope

  Lantana involucrata    wild sage

  Nashia inaguensis    moujean tea

  Pentas lanceolata    Egyptian starclusters

  Senna spp.    

  Solidago sempervirens    goldenrod

  Stachytarpheta sp.

 

 

 

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