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CORAL GABLES CHARRETTE: STREETSCAPE

Proposed Plant Palette for Coral Gables

CANOPY TREES

Scientific Name

Common Name

Comments

Native

LARGE GREEN SHADE Bucida buceras Bulnesia arborea Bursera simaruba

Black Olive Vera Wood Gumbo Limbo

Not in parking areas or over sidewalks- median only Evergreen Semi-deciduous; Native;Best in clusters; Best started

N

Short Leaf Fig Rusty Fig Wild Tamarind

Evergreen Evergreen Semi-deciduous; Sturdy native

Yew Podocarpus No more than 20' apart South Florida Slash Pine Evergreen; Native

Live Oak

Shade; Sturdy;

Calophyllum brasiliense Conocarpus erectus Ficus citrifolia Ficus rubiginosa Lysiloma latisiliqua Podocarpus macrophyllus Pinus elliotii var. densa Quercus virginiana

Beauty Leaf; Santamaria Evergreen

Green Buttonwood

Shade; Sturdy; Native

N N

N N

Simarouba glauca Swietenia mahogani

Paradise Tree Mahogany

Showy new growth; Sturdy native N

Shade; Sturdy

N

LARGE FLOWERING SHADE

Bombax ceiba Cananga odorata

Caesalpinia granadillo

Red Silk Cotton Tree

Showy flowers; Deciduous

Ylang Ylang

Very fragant flowers

Bridalveil

Evergreen; Showy yellow flower

Cassia fistula Cassia javanica Ceiba pentandra Chorisia speciosa Delonix regia

Golden Shower Deciduous; Showy flowers; No more than 20' apart

Apple Blossom Shower

Showy flowers; Deciduous

Silk Cotton Tree Deciduous; Showy flowers;Spiny

Floss-Silk Tree Royal Poincian

Deciduous; Showy flowers;Spiny a Semi-deciduous; Brittle; Showy flowers

Erythrina crista-gallii

Cockspur Coral Tree

Deciduous; Spiny; Showy Flower

Harpulia arborea Jacaranda mimosifolia

Tulipwood Jacaranda

Showy fruit; Slow growing Showy flowers; Brittle; Deciduous

Lagerostroemia speciosa Queen's Crape Myrtle

Showy flowers; Deciduous

Manilkara zapota Mimusops elengi

Sapodilla Spanish Cherry

Evergreen Evergreen; Fragrant flower

Peltophorum pterocarpum Copperpod Piscidia piscipula Jamaican Dogwood

Showy flowers Showy flowers; Deciduous; Sturdy N

Pseudobombax ellipticum Shavingbrush Tree

Spathodea campanullata Triplaris americana

African Tulip Tree Long John

Deciduoud; Showy flowers Evergreen; Showy flowers

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Height

45' + 50' + from seed 40' + 60' 25' + 45' 40' 35' + 25' + 40' + 45' + 40' 45' +

60' 35' + 35' + 35' + 30' + 50' 40' 40' 30' 40' 40' 30' 45' 30' 45' 35' 25' 40' +

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