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General Properties

Plant Name: Bulnesia arborea - Verawood
Common Names: Verawood, Bulnesia, Maracaibo Lignum Vitae
Plant Type: Evergreen Tree,tree
Origin: Colombia, Venezuela
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Height (ft): 30
Growth: Slow
Hardiness Zones: 10-12
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Drought: High
Soil pH: Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline, Alkaline
Soil Type: Wide
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light: High
Nutrition: Medium

Flower & Leaf Properties

Flower Property: Attractive,showy
Flower Color: Gold, Yellow
Foliage Color: Green
Leaf Property: Pinnately Compound
Leaf Texture: Fine
Season: Fall, Spring, Summer

Other Properties

Uses: Flowering Tree, Shade Tree, Accent, Specimen
Propagate: Seeds, Cuttings, Air Layering
Fruit: Large Samara
Environment: Weak
Notes: A beautiful flowering tree. Pot-bound plants produce weak-rooted trees. Difficult to propagate.
Photo by Becker Tree Farm.
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