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Guaiacum sanctum (Tree of life)

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Hoogte: 5 m.
Bloeit: mei-jun
Type: HHShr
Winterhard in: zones 7-11 (-5 C)

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Zaai-instructies: Kiemt langzaam, ca. 1 jaar, bij 18-23C.

Plant-instructies: Volle zon, niet te droog


This tree is sometimes referred to as the 'tree of life' because of its many uses. Its wood, once commercially used in construction because of its density, was so exploited that the Gaiac, as it is locally called, is now a protected species. The bark of the Gaiac tree was used in times past for medicinal purposes. Its sap was also attributed with the power to relieve arthritis. Its glossy leaves are a rich green and in general, this tree flowers twice a year. Its abundant flowers range in color from purple to blue and pale over time. 

Height:  5 m.
Flowers: may-jun
Type: HHShr
Hardy in: zones 7-11 (-5 C)

Sowing instructions: Germination takes at least a year, at 18-23 Celsius.

Planting instructions: Moderate water, needs good drainage, somewhat drought resistant.



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