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Scientific name: Bursera simaruba

  • Plant type | tree
  • English | Gumbo limbo
  • Papiamentu | Palu di sia
Gumbo limbo, Palu di sia
Bursera simaruba

IN GENERAL

  • Height in meters | 8.00
  • Grows | medium
  • Flowers are | green
  • Leaves are | green

IN YOUR GARDEN

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

REMARKS

A native of Caraïbean islands. Has a beautiful 'copper' colored trunk. It is very drought tolerant; it will drop all of its leaves in the dry season. Under irrigation it will grow fast, but once a year it should have a chance to dry out and drop its leaves. Bursera has two other relatives.

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