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The Parque de Malaga is perhaps noted above all for its collection of mature trees. There are a number of botanically fascinating specimens featured throughout the area. To find trees of such stature and rarity in a city centre location is a novelty and, despite the redevelopment of the area, many date back to the earliest days of the park at the beginning of the 20th century.

On the Plant List and Map  in this blog you can find the names of the bigger specimens of note, but there are many other smaller plantings and it’s worth repeating them as a complete a list as possible here, drawn from my own survey and the latest publications available about the Parque. As this site and Facebook page develops I intend to add photos of as many as possible (all photos taken by me – but free to use), and add as much botanical and historical information. Check the “Drop Down Menu” on here.

Acer negundo, A. saccharinum,  Araucaria bidwillii, A. columnaris,  A.heterophylla (syn. A. excelsa), 

Bauhinia purpurea, Brachychiton populneus, B. acerifolium

Caesalpina spinosa, Casimiroa tetrameria, Ceiba pubiflora, C. speciosa (syn. Chorisia),  Celtis australis, Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. drupacea, Ceratonia siliqua, Citharexylum spinosum, Citrus x aurantium, Coccoloba uvifera, Cordyline spp. (shrub and tree forms) Cupressus sempervirens,  

Delonix regia, Diospyros fasciculosa,  Dombeya x cayeusii, Dracaena Draco,

Erythina caffra, E.humeana, E. speciosa, Eucalyptus polyanthemos, 

Ficus carica,  Ficus elastica,

Ginkgo biloba, Grevillea robusta,

Harpephyllum caffrum,

Jacaranda mimosifolia, Jatropha integerrima

Kigella africana (syn.pinnata),

Ligustrum lucidum

Macadamia integrifolia (syn.ternifolia), Magnolia grandiflora, Meryta denhamii, Morus alba,  

Pachira aquatic, Pandanus utilis, Peltophorum dubium,Persea Americana,Pimenta dioica,Pinus canariensis,Pittosporum tobira (tree & shrub forms) Platanus x hispanica, Plumeria rubra, Podocarpus nerifolius, Pseodobombax ellipticum.

Quercus ilex, Q. robur, 

Robinia x ambigua

Schefflera actinophylla, S.elegantissima, Spathodea campanulata, Sterculia monosperma syn. nobilis (formerly S. coccinea),

Tabebuia heterophylla, T. heptaphylla (syn. Handroantus heptaphyllus), Thuja orientalis (syn. Platycadus orientalis), Taxodium mucronatum, Taxus baccata, Tecoma stans, Tetraclinis articulata, Toona sinensis, Trevesia palmata.

Yucca elephantipes

Zapoteca portoricensis , Ziziphus mauritiana

Here are a few photos to begin with..

Flowers of Grevillea robusta, May 2011.

Towering Araucaria heterophylla (syn. A excelsa), inner section of park.

Flowers of Brachychiton populneum, May 2011.

Fruits of Pandanus utilis

Taxodium mucronatum next to the pond area

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