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Letter T Plants

The specimens on this page give you some insights on rare and unique letter T plants. Herbee is all set to buzz on down through. Follow him.


The Tabebuia - Trumpet Tree genus is made up of around one hundred species. The family is native to the tropical Americas and West Indies. The Trumpet Tree will grow well in zones eleven and twelve in the United States.

The Trumpet tree loves a sunny location and rich humus soil, and well drained. Tabebuia will thrive in a hot and warm climate and are considered evergreens.

A few of the plants may lose their leaves during the dry season.

This is a tremendous specie when the leaves fall off, as brilliant clusters of trumpet shaped flowers appear. Colors range from yellow, pink, white, red, and sometimes purple. The flowers last from late winter until spring.

Fruit emerges after the flowers have died off. This specie is also known for its timber.


There are around fifty species in the Tamarix family. They are sturdy shrubs and small trees, and are native to southern Europe and North Africa.

This is a unique specimen as it has a short trunk. Some varieties can mature up to thirty feet tall.

Many are considered deciduous, but a few of the specimens are evergreens.

This family is a wonderful ornamental tree and many are used as windbreaks or for privacy screens.

Tamarix will do best in sandy and well drained soil and should be pruned properly after flowering.

The white and pink delicate flowers appear throughout the summer months.


The Taxus - Yew genus has a small number of members. Even though they are slow growing, the Yew will live long.

Japanese And American Hybrid

Taxus is native to Asia, North Africa and Europe. It will grow well in zones five through ten in the United States.

The Yew is very adaptable to many soil and climate conditions, but needs some protection in warm and dry climates during the summer months. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to read more information on the Yew.


The small genus of Telopea - Waratah has about four members of evergreen shrubs and trees. They are native to southeastern Australia, and will grow in zones nine through eleven in the United States.

The tremendous aspect of this specie are some of the hybrids grown from the Waratah. The Starburst and the Sunflower are just a couple.

The Telopea can be a tricky specimen to grow, as one of the biggest problems is root rot. They love well drained and sandy soil, and prefer full sun to part shade.

The flowers will vary in color and one variety, Victorian has crimson flowers that emerge in the spring and throughout early summer months.

If you are looking for complimentary plants, follow the link to companion planting at the bottom of this page.


Thryptomene is a genus of about forty members and native to Australia.

One of the highlights of this specimen is, when the leaves are crushed, they create a tremendous fragrance to enjoy.

Plow & Hearth

The white and pink flowers arrive in winter and throughout the spring. Thryptomene will mature up to five feet tall and can also spread up to five feet wide.

They prefer full sun to partial shade and a lime free soil. They are especially seen in the Victoria, Australia.


There are around one hundred species in the attractive Thunbergia family.

They are evergreen and mostly climbers, with soft purple-blue toned flowers.

The blossoms appear during the summer months and will die out around the winter time.

Thunbergia specimens are native to Africa, Japan, and southern Asia.

They can grow well in sub-tropical to tropical climates, and in zones ten through twelve in the United States.

These shrubs prefer full sun but do need some protection during the hot summer months.

They love rich soil that is well drained, and look tremendous with a variety of natural outdoor features.


The Thymus - Thyme genus is made up of around three hundred species. Thyme is an evergreen herb or small shrub.

It is native to southern Europe, Asia, and in the Rocky Mountains of the United States.

This herb will grow will in zones three through nine in the United States.

Thymus produces a wonderful aroma from it's leaves, and creates a great look in many styles of ground or container gardens, and also indoor gardens.

The flowers appear in late spring and bloom throughout the summer months. The colors can be white, pink and mauve tones.

This herb will spread and is great to use as a fill in or for a ground covers.


Over three hundred plants make up the Tibouchina - Glory Bush group of evergreen shrubs, small trees, and climbers. The Glory bush is native to South America and will grow well in zones ten through twelve in the United States.

This specie will not handle frost and prefers a sunny location. Tibouchina needs adequate water during the growing season as well as warmer months. It should be sheltered also from strong winds.

Brazil is home to one of the largest varieties of Tibouchina. This tree will reach heights of thirty to forty feet tall.

In the fall, clusters of purple toned flowers emerge and the tree has massive blooms. Pruning after blooming will help the plants stay healthy.


If you're looking for a popular, frost hardy deciduous tree, you've found it! The Tilia - Lime Tree - Linden family is made up of around forty five species.

Known for its beauty along streets and yards, the Tilia is native to Asia, Europe, and North America.

It will grow well in zones three through nine in the United States.

These species are very frost hardy and will excel in cooler climates. They prefer well drained soil and full sun. Some of the trees in the the US and Canada can mature at over one hundred feet tall.

In the summertime, yellow colored flowers appear, followed by fruit. It's a wonderful specimen for a variety of climates.

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The Torreya is a small genus of around seven species. Torreya has a yew-like appearance and is native to eastern Asia and North America.

It will grow well in zones seven through ten in the United States. The Torreya shrub will compliment thyme in different landscapes.

The California Nutmeg is a variety that can mature up to seventy feet.

The Naya variety is native to Japan and a wonderful specimen, also reaching around seventy feet. The fruit are edible. These plants will adapt to many different soil conditions, and can take full sun or partial shade.


The next of the letter T plants, the Tristaniopsis family, is made up of around thirty species of trees and shrubs. It is native to eastern Australia, and other parts of southeast Asia. These species are all evergreens and will only grow well in zones ten through twelve in the United States.

This plant will do better if keep in partial to full shade, but does adapt to many different soil conditions. Tristaniopsis thrive in an environment near the coast with of a large amount of rainfall.

The Tristaniopsis family works well in an area where water collects, as long as the roots don't become too saturated, as they could rot out.


The Tsuga - Hemlock is a very popular specie of ten members. The Hemlock is native to East Asia and North America. It will grow well in zones two through nine in the United States.

One of the most known varieties is the Eastern or Canadian Hemlock. This specie can mature up to eighty feet.

I remember when we were children, seeing many Hemlocks in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.

Tsuga loves shade. Another aspect of this family is that it doesn't do well if transplanted. It loves a natural environment.

These 12 letter T plants give you some different ideas for your next upcoming gardens. Herbee sure has had fun today being with you. Thanks for joining us, and stick around and read as much as you can.

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