What is the plant
It is a relatively small tree with orange flowers and evergreen leaves. It is also known as scarlet cordia or orange cordia. Several related trees in the Cordia genus feature white or yellow flowers and enjoy similar conditions. Geiger trees are native to the Caribbean islands and possibly to Florida. They can grow in zones 10b to 12b, so in the mainland U.S., South Florida is the only place suitable for growing this species. However, its white-flowered relative Cordia boisseri is more cold tolerant. The flowers appear year round but are most abundant in summer. They appear in clusters at the end of branches and are usually bright orange. This tree does produce fragrant fruits that drop onto the ground, so only plant one in a location where these fruits will not be a nuisance.
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