> Dear all,
> on Monday I bought a plant in a supermarket (yes, I admit, I did....) and it
> had a very informative plate saying: "Green in Greek ceramics" ...
> Here it is:
> Actually, they put three plants in the pot, each one growing from a big
> greenish pip. At first sight I thought "Avocado or Mango", but the plants
> are different. They have odd-pinnate leaves with 5 to 9 leaflets. The
> leaflets look a bit like the leaves of a Ficus benjamini, only larger.
> I looked through all tropical fruit trees with big fruits or nuts, but none
> of them was similar to my plant....
> Can anybody help?
> Thanks a bunch in advance!!!
At Lowes they are labled Lucky Bean tree's. Erythrina or C***tree.
Yours is E. Caffra or Cape kaffirboom, or Lucky Bean Tree. : Wide
spreading, semi-evergreen tree with sometimes ***ley branches, and
***ly-stalked leaves divided into 3 broadly ovate leaflets, the
longest into 3 1/2 inches long. In spring, bears dense, terminal
racemes, to six inches long of orange,-scarlet flowers two inches long,
with broad, strongly arching standard petals. Can grow in Florida and
warmer climates 40-60 foot tall. Not hardy below 41o F. ( I found this
in my American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia A-Z and looked under
Lucky Bean, which was what I knew it was from your photo)
madgardener up on the ridge, back in Fairy Holler, overlooking English
Mountian in Eastern Tennessee,zone 7, Sunset zone 36