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Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (seeds)

chiranthodendron - devil's hand tree

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (seeds)

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon is also known as devils hand tree, and tree of little hands. This tree draws great interest because of the amazing bright red hand like blossoms which appear in late Spring or early Summer. The Latin name means five fingered hand flower tree. These trees can get very large in the best environments and in full sun. Some trees are up to 90 feet high. They can also grow in partial shade perfectly happy. This tree was worshipped by the Aztecs and they used several parts of the tree in their everyday life. USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11. [AFFILIATE ADVERTISEMENT]

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Delonix elata (seeds)

Delonix elata (seeds)

These seeds are from Delonix elata, also known as White Poinciana, Yellow or White Gul Mohur, and Creamy Peacock Flower. The leaves can be chopped and cooked and served as vegetables. During times of famine, the seeds can be boiled and eaten. The leaves can be used as green manure and the wood can be used to build household items or it can be used as fuel. This rare tree has magnificent blossoms which start out white and turn yellow with time. USDA Hardiness Zones 9b to 11. [AFFILIATE ADVERTISEMENT]

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