Barringtonia neo-caledonica is a small ornamental tree or shrub originally from New Caledonia where it grows in damp areas.
Nice bright green leaves and pink tinged fluffy white flowers followed by a woody ‘fruit’. Will grow to 10m. Barringtonia neo-caledonica can make a nice specimen tree.
The foliage will turn red over winter, especially in colder zones.
Prefers a sub tropical to warm temperate climate a free draining moist soil in a sunny position. Although this is a tropical plant in grow well in cooler zones as long as frosts and freezes are not an issue.
Best suited to Florida and warmer Southern States. USDA Zones 10a – 11b.
Other Barringtonia species include:
- Barringtonia calyptrata or ‘Mango Pine’,
- Barringtonia acutangula,
- Barringtonia asiatica ‘Sea Poison Tree or Fish Poison Tree’,
- Barringtonia racemosa,
- Barringtonia procera,
- Barringtonia edulis ‘Cut Nut’
- Barringtonia speciosa