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Elephant Tree, Fragrant Bursera
Origin: Northwestern Mexico to southern Arizona
A shrub or small tree, widespreading, with a very short, thick, trunk. Develops a swollen trunk, and can be a spectacular specimen. Flower is small, creamy white, borne on long stalks, may be clustered or solitary. Bark is tight and smooth, very attractive, reddish brown and peeling to reveal gray-green. Drought deciduous. Leaves have distinct citrus odor when crushed. Great ready bonsai! The fruit is brown maturing in late fall. The seeds are red, and germinate quite easily. The dried sap of some of the species sold as frankincense.
2679 Bursera fagaroides - Elephant TreeElephant Tree, Fragrant Bursera. A succulent shrub or small tree, with a very short thick trunk. Develops a swollen trunk, and can be a spectacular specimen. Bark is tight and smooth, very attractive, reddish brown and peeling to reveal gray-green. Leaves have distinct citrus odor when crushed. Great ready bonsai! Large size plants with think heavy trunk: only a few plants (Restrictions for collecting from the wild). See size of the plants for sale.
Plants shipped barerooted (it has very few roots, but large trunk/caudex)
Succulent Care. Plant it in a well-drained soil, water once and keep in warm (75-80F) place in filtered light. Do not water again until soil dries on surface.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.
Grown in 3 gal pot size, shipped bare-rooted
3 plants in stock
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