Types Of Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs Found In Qatar

Types Of Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs Found In Qatar

Qatar is a small desert peninsula, with sporadic rainfall and a hot and humid climate. If you’re new to Qatar you won’t recognize the many species of trees and plants that thrive in Qatar and, about its properties and uses. 

Flowering trees are the most abundant kind of plants and the crown jewels of the residential landscape of Qatar. They play an important role in the garden canvas. It's a great choice and a long-lasting investment with minimal care if you’re looking to spruce up your landscape and add splashes of color to your yard. They offer other advantages as well, allowing the beholder to enjoy their lovely blooms and delightful fragrance without stooping to ground level. So let’s take a look at some plants that are commonly found around in Qatar’s Daffodils Nursery in order of the most popular.

If you’re looking to add a few flowering trees to your landscape, here are some of my favorite varieties.

Frangipani Tree (plumeria)

Plumeria, or frangipani, should be a staple tree in any Gulf garden. Its dark-green leaves and delicate white-and-yellow red-pink flowers, mostly in the winter make it a beautiful addition to any garden; it has a sweet and heady fragrance and is also extremely easy to grow. It thrives in direct sunlight, has good tolerance to drought and poor soil quality, and is easy to grow. It works either as a shrub or a small tree. propagated from stem cuttings or aseptically germinated seeds.


The bougainvillea is one of the most popular plants. it makes a welcome addition to any garden that’s in need of a bit of color. Bougainvillaea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees. The plant can grow from one to 12 meters tall and is typically used as an ornamental plant in areas with warmer climates. It produces different colors of flowers, often surrounded by three or six brightly colored bracts (a modified leaf). It’s ideal for Qatar gardens. It grows best in dry soil, thrives in full sunlight, and requires little water once established – although it should be noted that growth rate varies depending on the variety. Propagation can be done easily with tip cuttings.

Cassia fistula

Cassia fistula, known as the golden shower tree and an ornamental tree are known for their display of delightfully showy evergreen foliage and long bright yellow flowers, which appear on almost every branch. The species flowering plant in the family of Fabaceae and native to the Indian subcontinent and adjacent regions of Southeast Asia. It is a popular plant used in herbal medicine. Cassia requires six hours or more of daily sunlight and, are extremely drought tolerant and little fertilization. Recommends growing cassia trees from seed. The seeds are rock hard and watertight, so we need to soak the seed and place it in the pot filled with peat moss and compost.

Tecomaria capensis yellow

Tecoma capensis is commonly known as cape honeysuckle, this rambling evergreen is an attractive ornamental garden plant commonly used for screening and decorative purposes, suitable as a climbing vine, border plant, shrub or ground cover.  It blooms in clusters of tubular yellow flowers and appear in late summer but can bloom sporadically throughout the year.  It prefers full to partial sunlight for better flowering.

Cacia Glauca

Cassia Glauca trees are known for their display of delightfully showy, bright pink, orange, red, white, or yellow flowers. Yellow is the most common flower type and gives the tree one of its many common names, the gold medallion tree. The trees drop leaves in early spring to prepare for the blooms to come. The golden shower display is most gorgeous in late spring to early summer, which appears on almost every branch, all of which are clad in attractive alternately arranged leaves, consisting of pairs of feathery, deep green ovate leaflets. Once the blossoms fade, you’ll see the 2-foot long seedpods. Dark brown and impressive, they hang on the tree all winter long. The trees do best in a hot spot and full sun and well-drained soil.

Bottle Brush


Bottlebrush plants are evergreen shrubs that require minimal care and scientifically known as Callisetmon.  Plants get their name from their bristly red flowers that look like a traditional bottle brush, used to clean bottles and jars. Their unique, brightly red colored flowers add exciting visual interest to the garden and ideal as border plants, or as hedging.  Thus plans are quite similar to the Paperbark melaleucas, which also have flower spikes shaped like a bottlebrush. This woody shrub, grows from .5 to 18′ feet tall. It’s striking, colorful red flowers make them one of Qatar’s best species of flora, and a favorite among plant growers. Because of their bright red flowers, they attract nectar-feeding birds like hummingbirds. However, they also appeal to bees and wasps, which is something to consider before planting if you or anyone you live with has a bee sting allergy.



Jatropha is an evergreen shrub that has slender stems and multiple trunks. This firecracker tree produces stunning flowers that will bring butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. The plant blooms most of the year with bright red flowers and dark green leaves and can reach about 15 feet tall. The star-shaped wide deep red flowers with yellow stamens are held in branched clusters on 4″ inch long stalks around glossy green foliage. it does get attractive green cymes of flowerets which turn into a tri-compartment fruit with large black seeds. These large black seeds are the reason for all the hullaballoo because they are high in burnable oil. And most parts of the plant are toxic to eat due to the latex sap but is used as a medicinal. It is useful in treating snakebite, paralysis, dropsy, and apparently some cancers.


Oleander is a very adaptable Mediterranean ornamental shrub that’s been popular throughout Qatar. It is frequently used in creating landscapes, also known as adelfa plants, with lovely flowers with spreading petals. The oleander plant can survive in a wide range of settings. It can tolerate poor soil, salt and spray, high pH levels, and even severe pruning. Most cultivars will grow to 8 to 12 feet tall and almost as wide. Oleanders are in many colors from early summer until mid-autumn with large showy clusters of 2-inch single or double blossoms. Colors range from pure white through shades of yellow, peach, salmon, and pink to deep red. If you are planning to grow oleander, you must be careful of one thing. Keep it away from children and pets. An oleander shrub is poisonous, all parts of it. Never burn any dry areas of the oleander, the smoke is toxic. Oleanders need sun and heat to prosper in well-drained, rich earth with lye Anywhere that runs the risk of frost and depending on the variety



There are several species of Spathodea Tree is quite the most striking and also the most common ornamental tree. The big, impressive shade tree that grows in the non-freezing climates of the Middle East in the tropics of large gardens, parks, because tree wood is weak and brittle. Commonly known as the African tulip tree, it’s a fast-growing evergreen with brilliant red-orange flowers that pop against deep green leaves. It makes quite an impressive shade tree year-round.  it can grow from 10 – 35 meters tall. Spathodea also has many medicinal uses the extracts of bark, leaves, and flowers are used to treat malaria, HIV, diabetes mellitus, dysentery, constipation, gastrointestinal disorders, ulcers, skin diseases, wounds, fever, urethral inflammation, liver complaints and as a poison antidote, etc.







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