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Torote Blanco, Elephant Tree
Scientific Name: Bursera odorata Brandegee
Family: Burseraceae
Torote Blanco, Elephant Tree (Bursera  odorata)
Bursera odorata in Art Pacheco's collection
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Semi-hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (southern Baja California)

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 12 feet tall (3.6 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water when in growth


Bursera odorata is probably a variety of Bursera fagaroides from Baja California

Torote Blanco (Bursera odorata), leaf and fruit, U.S.D.A. Drawing, courtesy Hunt Institute

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