Gmelina philippensis – Parrot’s Beak (6″ pot) (may ship pruned back)


This is a very neat tropical shrub with ivy-like leaves that can be trained as a Bonsai tree. The exotic looking bright yellow flowers that emerge from dangling overlapping bracts are quite showy and resemble a parrot’s beak.

Ships in 6″ pot. Does not come with flowers. May ship pruned back for shipping if needed.

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A very interesting pendant raceme is formed like a chain, emerging exotic yellow flowers. Very neat tropical shrub with ivy-like leaves that is also good for Bonsai. Trunk will develop interesting bark with age. The plant does have spines. Flowers resemble a parrot’s beak.
Gmelina is pronounced with a silent G. Excellent for Bonsai. Rare plant.

FAMILY : Verbenaceae
ORIGIN : The Philippines, Malaysia, India
TYPE/USES : shrub, bonsai
MATURE SIZE : up to 15′, can be kept smaller
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full to partial sun
MIN. TEMP. : low 30’s for a short period of time. May go semi-dormant to fully dormant in winter.
FLOWER : warmer months

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 36 in
Gardino Nursery