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Chloroleucon tortum, Pithecellobium tortum, Brazilian Raintree

Chloroleucon tortum, Pithecellobium tortum

Brazilian Raintree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Brazil
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersThorny or spinySubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

It is native to Brazil, but can be grown all over the world. Chloroleucon tortum or Brazilian Raintree can be used for bonsai. In ground it grows as a small tree, generally 10-20 feet tall. It prefers full sun, though can take some shade, and moderate watering. It starts blooming with white, off-white flowers, in late spring or early summer. This small tree can be grown successfully in USDA zones 9-11.

When it comes to growing and caring for Chloroleucon tortum, they require well-drained, slightly acidic soils and regular watering, especially in hot dry weather, and an application of fertilizer in spring. Pruning is needed to maintain the desired shape and size. In cold regions, it's best to grow it in a large pot, so it can be brought indoors during wintertime. Plant the tree in a large pot and ensure that the soil is well-drained. Place the pot in a sunny spot, and make sure it's sheltered from harsh winter winds. Water the Chloroleucon tortum frequently, using lukewarm water. Don't overwater, as that can cause root rot. If it's grown in a pot, you can use a plastic pot or a ceramic container. It can be grown in USDA Zones 9-11. During winter, your tree will need some protection from frost. Once is has experienced temperatures of 30s F, it will need to be brought indoors and placed in a bright spot with warm temperatures.


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Chloroleucon tortum, Pithecellobium tortum, Brazilian Raintree
Chloroleucon tortum, Pithecellobium tortum, Brazilian Raintree
Chloroleucon tortum, Pithecellobium tortum, Brazilian Raintree


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Pithecellobium tortum - Brazilian Raintree

Pithecellobium tortum has delicate branches and tiny light-green compound leaves and is spiny. The leaves fold up at night or in subdued light. Will tolerate temperatures in the upper 30F range, but not for a long time. Trunks short, to about 8 inches in diameter. Mimosa-like flowers are off-white and fragrant. Ornamental curious seed pods. Drought tolerant. Butterfly attractor. Great bonsai plant.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
2 Plants in stock
$27.95