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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
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, 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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