Barringtonia neo-caledonica

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