Fragrant Elephant Tree

 

Bursera fagaroides

 

Burseraceae

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Form: Tree
Seasonality: Deciduous, perennial
Size: 16 feet tall
Leaves;
Compound with small lance shaped leaflets

Flowers: Insignificant, creamy white
Fruit:
Brown berry containing a single red seed
Trunks: Thick, water storing trunk with distinctive peeling bark

Range/Origin: Northwestern Mexico to southern Arizona
Hardiness: USDA Zones: 9b-10; 24F

Comments: Low litter, Thorns, A favorite of bonsai growers

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Tolerant of most spoil types
  • Propagation: Seeds or cuttings
  • Maintenance: Minimal

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