Paradise Tree  (Simarouba glauca

Paradise Tree is found in coastal hammocks throughout South Florida, the Keys, the Caribbean and Tropical America.  Relatively fast growing, it is a common component of the upper canopy, effortlessly reaching heights of greater than 40 feet. 

You may mix a few into your native screening to get rid of the peering eyes of your fourth floor neighbors, or plant one in a spot of distinction in the middle of the yard, and let it develop into a shade tree, where you can sit and read books to your kids (plant one now and you won't have to wait until your kids are in their forties).

 

 

New growth emerges as flames of red and gold.

 

 

Pinnate compound leaves are a sign that this is an  intelligent tree. 

At right, is a paradise tree, about 15' high, in the midst of wild tamarinds which, for the moment, are dominating the canopy.  But, within a short time, the paradise tree will join them in their offices on the top floor. 

Paradise trees tend to grow rapidly in the rainy season, and rest during periods of cool weather and reduced sunlight.

Fruits appear in the rainy season.  Birds often eat them before they have a chance to fully ripen to black.
At left are some of our paradise trees in 3-gal. containers.

 

Call for sizes and prices, or come by to visit them in person.

 

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Last updated:  12/20/2011