Pithecellobium tortum - Brazilian Raintree

Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
4 Plants in stock