Bursera simaruba – Gumbo Limbo Tree

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This popular tropical south Florida tree is also known as the Tourist Tree. The reason for this is the fact that the tree’s bark is red and peeling, like the skin of sunburnt tourists.

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Description

FAMILY : Burseraceae
ORIGIN : North America
TYPE/USES :
tree
MATURE SIZE :
up to 60′ but usually seen smaller 40′
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
: full sun to partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS
: average
MIN. TEMP. :
low 30’s
FLOWER :
green / inconspicuous / spring time

The Gumbo limbo is often referred to as the Tourist Tree. The reason for this is the fact that the tree’s bark is red and peeling, like the skin of sunburnt tourists.

Additional information

Weight 25 lbs