Peregrina is a multi-stemmed shrub with an open, rounded crown. Native to Cuba and the West Indies, Peregrina thrives in tropical Hawaii. The first specimen was imported in 1950 by W.B. Storey, a University of Hawaii horticulturist. Good fodder for pollinators. It blooms all year long. Star-shaped flowers, 1 inch in diameter, grow in clusters at the branch tips.
It thrives with full sun and well-drained soil. Peregrina gets leggy; pruning is necessary to achieve robust growth. However, too much pruning will damage the tree. Formal hedges won’t work for this species. Like all evergreen trees, it drops little to no rubbish. It is a low-maintenance tree with unobtrusive roots, somewhat wind, and drought tolerant. Pests should not attack this tree—propagation by cuttings.
*All parts of the tree are poisonous to animals and humans, especially the seeds. Do NOT ingest.
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- Toxic to animals and humans