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19th Annual Coconut Creek Free Tree Giveaway

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • 8:00 am to Noon
  • Coconut Creek Government Center (City Hall) - 4800 West Copans Road
  • Open to all Coconut Creek residents who can show proof of residency
  • One tree, one 3-gallon plant, and one 1-gallon plant per household

Jamaica caper *

Capparis cynophallophora


Wild Coffee *

Psychotria nervosa


TREES GIVEN AWAY:

Subject to change - based on availability
( *  denotes native species )

WILDLIFE PLANTS GIVEN AWAY:

(While Supplies Last)

‘Kohala’ Longan

Dimocarpus longan

  • 7 gallon
  • 4 1/2' to 5 1/2' tall

Starfruit

Averrhoa carambola L.

  • 7 gallon
  • 4' to 5' tall

Allspice

Pimenta dioica

  • 7 gallon
  • 4 1/2' to 5 1/2' tall

Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

  • 7 gallon
  • 5' to 6' tall

Orange Geiger *

Cordia sebestena

  • 7 gallon
  • 4 1/2' to 5 1/2' tall

Sweetbay
Magnolia *

Magnolia virginiana

  • 7 gallon
  • 5' to 6' tall

Jatropha

Jatropha integerrima


Bulbine

Bulbine frutescens


Dune Sunflower *

Helianthus debilis


Red Pentas

Pentas lanceolata


Powderpuff

Calliandra haematocephala


Tropical Sage *

Salvia coccinea


Beautyberry *

Callicarpa americana


Buddleia

Buddleja davidii


Firebush *

Hamelia patens


Blue Porterweed *

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis


Fiddlewood *

Citharexylum spinosum

  • 7 gallon
  • 4' to 5' tall

Southern Red Cedar *

Juniperus virg. silicicola

  • 7 gallon
  • 5' to 6' tall

The retail value of the trees and plants is over $100!

  • Learn about rain barrels 
  • Gardening for birds and butterflies
  • Speak with Master Gardeners
  • Learn about proper palm and tree pruning
  • Find out how to identify invasive plant species
  • Learn about beneficial insects and how to eradicate pests safely
  • Visit our information booths - Wildlife Gardening, Go Native!, Butterfly Gardening, Tree Pruning & Planting and Tree Care
  • Visit our vendor stations - Home Depot (great giveaways), Broward Beekeepers, Florida Trails Association (Happy Hoofers Chapter), Coconut Creek Women's Club, Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation
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Lancewood
Nectandra coriacea
Is a small tree (20" – 30"); it has medium growth and dense slender branches. The leaves have a spicy, licorice aroma. The creamy white blooms attract pollinators and the fruit attracts birds.

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Slash Pine
Pinus elliottii var. densa
South Florida slash pine is a tall (30’ to 50') fast growing tree with open branching. Cones are usually produced beginning at the age of ten years. This pine must have full sun all day, excellent drainage and no disturbance to their root systems. Bark dark gray to reddish-brown, furrowed and broken into irregular plates. Grows well in sandy soils and is very drought tolerant.

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Mastic
Sideroxylon foetidissimum
Medium to large tree with an irregular, rounded crown. Grows taller than broad; can grow typically 30-60 feet in height. Bark brown to gray brown or reddish-brown, thick, broken into thick plates exposing inner bark. Provides significant food and cover for wildlife.


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Dahoon Holly
Ilex cassine
Small to medium tree with variable crowns composed of numerous branches. Typically grows 10-30 feet in height. Requires moist to wet soil but tolerant of short periods of drought once established. Male and female flowers on separate plants. Red berry provides significant food and cover for wildlife; songbirds eat the fruit.

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Wild Tamarind
Lysiloma latisiliquum
An excellent specimen shade tree for South Florida. Medium to large erect to spreading tree with a wide, flat crown composed of many stout, spreading branches. Semi-showy puff-ball flowers. Fragrant. Leaves tropical semi-deciduous, compound, fine-textured, feathery, light green above. Larval host plant and nectar source for several butterflies.

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Carrie Mango
Mangifera indica
Carrie- Sometimes called the “condo mango,” this mango tree is a fiberless cultivar that has a rich flavor which is sweet and delicious. Avg. height is 12’x12’. Its compact size makes it an excellent dooryard tree that requires minimal care. The fruit ripens from June to July.


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Soursop
Annona muricata
This small native tree of the tropics is also known as Guanabana (Spanish). The fruit have a melting custard-like pulp that is both sweet and tart.  It makes superb milkshakes, but can be eaten fresh as well. The fruit ripen year round. Avg. height is 15" x 10".

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Spanish Stopper
Eugenia foetida
Spanish Stopper has a neat, upright growth habit, making it a perfect choice for a small area. Small native tree that grows taller than broad; typically 8’-15’. Moderate to slow grower. Has a semi-showy white puff of a flower. After flowering, small red fruit turn black and are eaten by birds. Provides significant food and cover for wildlife. Great tree for smaller lots, or for planting between houses.

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Powderpuff
Calliandra haematocephala
This large, multiple-trunked, low-branching, evergreen shrub has silky leaflets that are glossy copper when new, turning to a dark metallic green. The profuse, fragrant bloom is the main reason for its popularity, with big puffs, two to three inches across, of watermelon pink, deep red, or white silky stamens, produced during warm months.


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Jacaranda
Jacaranda mimosifolia
Soft, delicate, fernlike, deciduous foliage and dense terminal clusters of lavender-blue, lightly fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers make this large, spreading tree an outstanding specimen planting. The striking blooms can appear any time from April through August (most often May).


3-Gallon Plants

Muhly Grass
Muhlbergia capillaris

Bahama Cassia
Senna Mexicana chapmani

Walter’s Viburnum
Viburnum obovatum

Firebush
Hamelia patens

Panama Rose
Rondeletia leucophylla

Thryallis
Galphimia gracilis


1-Gallon Plants

Perennial Peanut
Arachis glabrata

Sunshine Mimosa
Mimosa strigillosa

Dune Sunflower
Helianthus debilis

Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Indian Blanketflower
Gaillardia pulhella

Red Pentas
Pentas lanceolata