This Florida Native Offers Up Just the Right Amount of Shade
Native to Everglades National Park and portions of the Upper Keys, this fast growing tree spreads gracefully across your garden. It can reach heights of 50 ft., and spread to 30 or 40 ft. wide. It’s known for its tiny leaflets that fall briefly in Spring. Its round white flowers are favorites of birds and butterflies.
The Wild Tamarind should be planted in deep soil. Trim its branches frequently so they are evenly spaced. Its grey bark separates into large, plate-like scales on older trees. What so many gardeners love about this tree is the way it seems to allow just the right amount of sunlight through – a perfect spot to hold a family picnic.