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Scientific name: Guaiacum officinale

  • Plant type | tree
  • English | Lignum-vitea
  • Papiamentu | Wayaká
  • Dutch | Pokhout
Lignum-vitea, Wayaká, Pokhout
Guaiacum officinale

IN GENERAL

  • Height in meters | 5.00
  • Grows | slow
  • Flowers are | lavender
  • Leaves are | green

IN YOUR GARDEN

  • Wind tolerance | high
  • Drought tolerance | very high
  • Salt tolerance | high
  • Sun or Shade | sun

REMARKS

A true evergreen in our landscape: no matter how dry the season is this native tree will remain a full and round crown. Excellent (small) shade tree. Interesting colored trunk, very hard wood. Flowers attract small butterflies. Their caterpillars wiLl eat young leaves, but this does not harm the tree. Yellow fruits contain red hard seeds.

PESTS & DISEASES

No known pests or diseases for this plant