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Bucida buceras, Terminalia buceras, Florida Black Olive Tree, Shady Lady, Oxhorn Bucida, Gregory Wood

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Bucida buceras, Terminalia buceras

Florida Black Olive Tree, Shady Lady, Oxhorn Bucida, Gregory Wood
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: Florida
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This tree is a widely used tree in South Florida. It is claimed to be native to the upper Florida Keys, but that is disputed. Very dense, full, oval to rounded crown with age. Sometimes the top of the crown will flatten with age, and the tree grows horizontally. Does best in rich, moist, well-drained soil - although can be grown in almost any type soil. Flowers are small, off-white, odd smelling when in bloom - very attractive to bees, produced in four-inch-long spikes during spring and summer. It does not produce edible olives, only small, hard, seed capsules. Florida Black Olive makes a wonderful and very large shade tree. Attractive to birds for nesting and cover, shade and specimen tree - give plenty of room to grow. Does well in sea-side locations, heavy branches very wind tolerant.





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Bucida sp.variegata, Dwarf Geometry Tree

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Bucida sp.variegata

Dwarf Geometry Tree
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: Bahamas
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
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xotic rare small tree that is valuable as unusual bonsai subject or specimen plant. This delicate tree grows into a bonsai almost by itself. Can be used as a potted indoor tree. It is very salt tolerant, making it a good choice for bonsai lovers by the sea. Bonsai shapes that are awesome. They have small leaves and thorns and and grow out erratically in all directions, forming diamond-like lace. The tree produces a small, black seed-capsule. In natural habitat, Black olive can grow as 40 ft tall evergreen tree with a smooth trunk holding up strong, wind-resistant branches, forming a pyramidal shape when young but developing a very dense, full, oval to rounded crown with age. Sometimes the top of the crown will flatten with age, and the tree grows horizontally.



Bucida sp.variegata, Dwarf Geometry Tree

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Bucida sp.variegata, Dwarf Geometry Tree

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Bucida sp.variegata, Dwarf Geometry Tree

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Bucida spinosa, Bucida molinetti, Terminalia spinosa, Spiny Black Olive, Ming Tree

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Bucida spinosa, Bucida molinetti, Terminalia spinosa

Spiny Black Olive, Ming Tree
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: Florida, Caribbean
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Exotic rare small tree that is valuable as unusual bonsai subject or specimen plant. This delicate tree grows into a bonsai almost by itself. Can be used as a potted indoor tree. It is very salt tolerant, making it a good choice for bonsai lovers by the sea. Bonsai shapes that are awesome. They have small leaves and thorns and and grow out erratically in all directions, forming diamond-like lace. The tree produces a small, black seed-capsule. In natural habitat, Black olive can grow as 40 ft tall evergreen tree with a smooth trunk holding up strong, wind-resistant branches, forming a pyramidal shape when young but developing a very dense, full, oval to rounded crown with age. Sometimes the top of the crown will flatten with age, and the tree grows horizontally. The lush, dark bluish-green, leathery leaves are two to four inches long and clustered at branch tips, sometimes mixed with the 0.5 to 1.5-inch-long spines found along the branches. The plant likes to be well-watered and frequent fertilization, which promotes vigorous growth. Pest problems seem rare. It may throw some leaves during stress (like shipping or cool weather), but will recover easily.





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Bucida (Terminalia) spinosa - Spiny Black Olive

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Spiny Black Olive, Ming Tree. Exotic small tree that...  more

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
 
 



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