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Scientific name: Swietenia mahagoni

  • Plant type | tree
  • English | Mahogany
  • Papiamentu | Mahok
  • Dutch | Mahonie
Mahogany, Mahok, Mahonie
Swietenia mahagoni

IN GENERAL

  • Height in meters | 10.00
  • Grows | medium
  • Flowers are | cream
  • Leaves are | green

IN YOUR GARDEN

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

REMARKS

A well known shade tree on the island. Will drop all its leaves once a year. End part of the small branches sometimes die. This is caused by a borer (beetle). On the insite of the tree smaller branches will die due to shade. Needs space in the garden. Its hard fruits split open and release 'helicopters': single winged seeds.

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