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Calotropis gigantea - White Giant Milkweed Tree


Calotropis gigantea - White Giant Milkweed Tree-Hawaiian Crown Flower

Butterfly gardeners, this is the biggest milkweed on the planet! A large shrub from tropical Asia, it has woolly silver leaves and produces extraordinary crown-shaped flowers often used for leis.

Giant Milkweed is a large shrub/ small tree and grows to a height of 8' to 10'. When fully grown, each tree can support hundreds of monarch larvae. Native to Southeast Asia, it does best in zones 10-11, it will tolerate a brief frost, but prefers constant warmth. In cold zones, plant it in a large pot to overwinter indoors. It does fine in a greenhouse.


10 Seeds

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