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Scientific Name: Adansonia digitata Linn.
Family: Bombacaceae
Baobab (Adansonia  digitata)
Adansonia digitata in Art Pacheco's collection
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 30F (-1C) for very short period of times

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun, tolerates reflected heat.

Origin: Tropical Africa

Growth Habits: Deciduous caudiciform tree, 80 feet tall or more (24 m), trunk up to 40 feet wide (10 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, fairly drought resistant

Propagation: Seeds, difficult by cuttings

Baobab is characteristic of Africa, its massive swollen trunk is very recognizable. The young specimens like the one on the pictures have simple leaves, as they grow the leaves become digitate.

Blooming Habits:
The baobab has large white flowers followed by an edible fruit.

Fruiting Habits:

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