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Scientific name: Guaiacum sanctum

  • Plant type | tree
  • Papiamentu | Wayaká shimarón
  • English | Lignum-vitae
Wayaká shimarón, Lignum-vitae
Guaiacum sanctum

IN GENERAL

  • Height in meters | 5.00
  • Grows | slow
  • Flowers are | deep dark blue
  • Leaves are | green

IN YOUR GARDEN

  • Wind tolerance | high
  • Drought tolerance | high
  • Salt tolerance | high
  • Sun or Shade | sun

REMARKS

Probably the most eye catching native tree, when in bloom. Dark blue flowers with bright yellow stamen. Very drought tolerant. Slow grower.Takes a few years to flower once planted. Not as good a shade tree as its relative G. officinale.

PESTS & DISEASES