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Scientific Name: Bulnesia arborea Engl.
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25
USDA: 9b-12

Frost Tolerance: The tree might defoliate partially, if kept below 40F (4C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Columbia, Venezuela

Growth Habits: Semi-evergreen tree, rather slow growing to 30 to 70 feet tall (9-21 m); dark green, pinnately compound leaves, 7 to 14 thick, oblong leaflets, up to 1.4 inches long (3.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, drought resistant, needs good drainage, tolerates poor soils

Propagation: Seeds (germinate in about a month), air layering

Cultural Practices:
Apply fertilizer 2 times a year.

Blooming Habits:
Bright yellow flowers in pair, most of the warm season

Fruiting Habits:
Winged capsules

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