Ant Tree, Triplaris Americana - Plant
This tree grows 8-10m high with a straight, smooth, grey trunk with pyramidal crown.
Leaves are bright green and smooth, or brownish-velvety beneath along the midrib and veins.
Small male and female flowers on separate trees from April to May in large clusters, along densely greyish-yellow, light brown hairy axes. Female flowers red.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Ant tree, ant-tree, long John, long Jack, triplaris||Ivory, Gray||Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Late Winter||Up to 3 meters.||Easy to grow.|
Planting and care
|Full sun.||Acidic neutral loam soil.||Average Water.||Hot temperatures and high humidity.||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
Ornamental use: Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees, Tropical.