General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Plant Height: 15 to 80 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Indehiscent
Other: 6 to 8 inch long egg shaped capsules containing hard black kidney shaped seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Flowers are fragrant when first open but become malodorus as they age to brown and fall from the tree.
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Edible Parts: Leaves
Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: soak or file
Needs specific temperature
Days to germinate: 21 to 365
Pollinators: Bats
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Baobab
  • Judas Fruit
  • Monkey Bread Tree
  • Upside Down Tree
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Adansonia digitata
  • Synonym: Adansonia kilima

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