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Products > Bursera fagaroides
 
Bursera fagaroides - Fragrant Bursera
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Burseraceae
Origin: Southwest (U.S.) (North America)
Flower Color: Greenish White
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Bursera obvata]
Height: 2-6 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Bursera fagaroides (Fragrant Bursera) - An interesting shrub or small "bonsai" tree, typically growing 1 to 5 feet tall but capable of reaching taller when irrigated. From a thick short trunk with white papery bark, that peels away to expose the pale green color below, come the widespread stems bearing pinnately compound dark green leaves that have a citrus-like odor when crushed. The greenish-colored flowers, which often appear in spring, are very small and followed by a small green fruit that ripens after a time, up to a year, to split open and expose a single seed that is yellow to bright red. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate very little - too much water and fertilizer promotes lanky unattractive growth. This plant is drought deciduous in habitat but will also drop its leaves when temperatures drop in winter - can tolerate light frosts but temperatures below the high 20's F will result in damage. This plant comes from northwestern Mexico, including Baja California and at least up until the mid 20th century was found growing in southern Arizona. The genus was named after Joachim Burser, a German botanist. It is also called the Elephant tree or copal.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Bursera fagaroides.
 
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