What is your prettiest winter tree?

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I live in Florida but in January/February most plants aren't pretty. This is my prettiest tree that blooms from November-February. It is a Hong Kong Orchid.
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Hong Kong Orchid Close up
t what is your prettiest tree in winter
Tree blooms from November - February.
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  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jan 07, 2017
    That is so beautiful, thank you for sharing!
  • That is one beautiful tree! Here is my current view, with the bonus squirrel, (aka "Big Bitey"), chased up the tree by 2 of the dogs. Lemon, fig and palm. So CA in the rain!
  • Sherrie S Sherrie S on Jan 07, 2017
    Thank you Cori. It smells good too.
  • Jane Jane on Jan 08, 2017
    The temp was 12 degrees here in West Texas last night. All our trees, except the live oaks, are bare. I love the look of sun pouring trough the beautiful structure of bare tree limbs. Because we feed them, ours are usually full of birds.
    I'll have to wait for Spring to see beautiful blooms, but in the meantime I will enjoy the beauty God has provided.
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    • Sherrie Slaboda Sherrie Slaboda on Jan 09, 2017
      I guess it is a tree or could be a tree but we cut it back hard at least twice a year and then it blooms again. It is a huge bush here.
  • Patricia De Franco Rini Patricia De Franco Rini on Jan 09, 2017
    I love my hong kong orchid trees..but the one that half covers my paver patio drops the flowers everyday and I have to blow them thru the fence and it is a pain....but I wont cut it down..the coolness the leaves give us in the summer is amazing....


  • Jju7521549 Jju7521549 on Jan 09, 2017
    Sherrie,
    This is a beautiful plant and I would love to have one for our yard. We just moved from Indiana to Florida in October. You are correct things are rather drab this time of year. Can you recommend where I might be able to find this type of a plant and can you advise if it's easy to grow or if it's high maintenance? Thank you, Jeanne
    • Sherrie Slaboda Sherrie Slaboda on Jan 09, 2017
      We have a small nursery here in Debary Fl. called Debary Nursery. They have the healthiest plants I've ever purchased. No maintenance except cleaning up the flowers. No food, just water. They grow fast so you may want to trim it once in awhile. I have 2 acres so I don't buy plants that cause me a lot of work.
  • Linda Linda on Jan 09, 2017
    I also live in FL and have that tree. Mine blooms until June. The only problem is when we have a high wind, the blooms are all over my yard. This tree also gives
    much needed shade and is very fast growing. I found my tree at a plant grower and it does need pruning.
    • Sherrie Slaboda Sherrie Slaboda on Jan 09, 2017
      Linda, please post a pic of your tree. Mine starts blooming in November to February when little else is blooming. That's why I love it. Mine is so tall I have professionals trim it.
  • Sherrie Slaboda Sherrie Slaboda on Jan 09, 2017
    If anyone has a tree/bush/flower blooming OUTDOORS at this time of year please post it here.
  • Linda Linda on Jan 10, 2017
    Going to CA tomorrow. Will try to post on my return. I also have pros trim but it's worth the price.
  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Jan 10, 2017
    Kitchener,Ontario,Canada.It is snowing BUCKETS right now!All trees are bare except evergreens!
  • Sherrie S Sherrie S on Jan 10, 2017
    Awww, I'm sorry
  • I live in Wisconsin and my favorite tree in the winter is a beautiful evergreen blanketed with snow. LOVE IT! My hubby and I were out snowmobiling yesterday and going thru some areas literally smelled like a Yankee candle. So nice, and fresh and clean.