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Bursera simaruba, Gumbo-Limbo, West Indian Birch, Tourist Tree

Bursera simaruba

Gumbo-Limbo, West Indian Birch, Tourist Tree
Family: Burseraceae
Origin: Central America, West Indies
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterDeciduous plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Very fast growing, tolerant of salt and calcareous soils, the Bursera simaruba, with its attractive shiny red exfoliating bark, makes a beautiful specimen tree in a mild coastal location. Massive trunk with attractive reddish peeling bark, showing a gray underbark.

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