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Bursera simaruba/Gumbo-Limbo Tree

Bursera simaruba / Bursera simaruba
Close-up of exfoliating (peeling) bark
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Close-up of exfoliating (peeling) bark

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Specimen tree

Lawn trees in a tropical landscape

Lawn trees

Specimen tree

Bark

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Scientific Name: Bursera simaruba
Common Name: Gumbo-Limbo Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Comments: This is a tropical fast growing tree that must be reserved in freeze-free locations. It is outstanding for its interesting bark. Relatively fast growing. Makes a nice specimen lawn tree.