Let me introduce you to a Bottlebrush tree, of the weeping variety. Doesn't the name make sense to you? And no, I haven't used it to clean my wine bottles yet ;-)
Originally from Australia, it does very well in our hot and moist environment and we have quite a few of them around my neighborhood. They bloom almost all year round and the leaves are very aromatic. They attract a variety of birds, notably, hummingbirds.
Plus, they make me smile. You too?