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Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)Sesbania grandiflora

  • Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)

    Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)

  • Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)

    Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)

  • Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)

    Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)

  • Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)

    Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)

  • Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)
  • Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)
  • Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)
  • Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)

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Red Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora)Sesbania grandiflora

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Unique, tropical blooms add life to your landscape!

  • Vibrant red blooms resemble clusters of hummingbirds
  • Attractive, fern-like foliage and green fruit pods
  • Perfect for tropical landscapes or patio containers
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Exotic Blooms Add Life to Your Landscape!

Why Hummingbird Trees?

The Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora) is a living optical illusion. At first glance, its clusters of bright red flowers resemble a group of fluttering hummingbirds hovering around your tree. Hummingbird Trees can produce blooms in varying hues of red, white and pink, and this red-flowering variety will pack a colorful punch in your home or yard.

Its thin, straight trunk diverges into loose branches with fern-like fronds in a vibrant green. Bright red flowers are followed by green fruit pods that grow up to 23 inches long, complementing the tree’s droopy canopy look.

In hot, humid climates like its native Southeast Asia, the fast-growing Hummingbird Tree can reach up to 40 feet tall. If you choose to keep it in a pot (perfect for cooler climates), cutting back new growth will help it maintain a more patio-friendly size. But don't worry - you’ll get to admire its famous blooms even in miniature form.

The Hummingbird Tree, or Sesbania Grandiflora, is also known as the Vegetable Hummingbird Tree - that's because its leaves, flowers, and fruits can all be consumed. Enjoy them raw, or toss them into soups, stews, and stir fry dishes for extra nutritional value. The Hummingbird Tree also has medicinal uses, beloved in Southeast Asia for teas and salves.

This bountiful tree will attract birds and pollinators, and its timber can even be used for woodworking. As a fully grown tree, it provides excellent shade for seating areas or low-growing plants at its base.

Why FastGrowingTrees.com is Better

If you're looking for a tropical tree that will turn heads in your landscape, the Hummingbird Tree (Sesbania Grandiflora) is the perfect choice. And you won't find these one-of-a-kind, vibrant blooms at your local garden center!

When you order a Vegetable Hummingbird Tree from FastGrowingTrees.com, you get a tropical stunner that's been nurtured with care before it ships to you - so it's ready to deliver results in your yard or patio on day one.

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Planting & Care

Climate and Location: A native of Southeast Asia, the Hummingbird Tree will grow best in hot, humid climates, including growing zones 9-11. If you live in a cooler climate, plant your Sesbania Grandiflora in a patio container, where you can easily move it indoors when temperatures drop below 50 degrees.

Planting: If planting your Hummingbird Tree outdoors, choose a sunny location that's well-protected from harsh winds - these trees are full-sun lovers (6-8 hours of sunlight daily). They will tolerate most well-draining soils. Dig a hole twice the size of your tree's root ball, place your tree, and backfill with soil, tamping down as you go to remove air pockets. Water well to settle the roots, and consider mulching around the base of the tree to conserve moisture and control soil temperature.

If planting your Hummingbird Tree in a container (recommended for growing zones 8 and up), choose a container that's one to two sizes larger than your shipped container, with good drainage.

Watering: Although your Hummingbird Tree can tolerate drought once established, it prefers moist soil. Water regularly while your tree is establishing, and weekly after that. Water more frequently for container-planted Hummingbird Trees, keeping the soil evenly moist.

Fertilizing: The Hummingbird Tree doesn't require much fertilizer. However, you can optionally feed it with a well-balanced, 10-10-10 fertilizer before flowering.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $49 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 15-30 ft. (smaller in containers)
Mature Width: 10-20 ft. (smaller in containers)
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Sesbania grandiflora
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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4-11 patio         /           9-11 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 30℉)

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