5/29/2011 11:10 AM
Tropical-Lilac is a fast growing shrub with fragrant leaves and small lavender–blue colored flowers that grow in erect pyramidal inflorescences.
Cornutia grandiflora was named for Jacques-Philippe Cornut (1606 – 1651), a French physician who published early accounts of North American flora. Grandifolia means “large leaved”.
Native: Southern Mexico. Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
Size: 12' - 15' high and wide
Light: Prefers partial sun to shade
Water: Well in summer, less in winter
Min. Temp. : High 30's
Flower: Intermittent throughout the year
Zones: 10 & 11
Pests: None of importance
Problems: None known
Propagation: Seeds and cuttings
Source: Landscape Plants for South Florida