Jabily (Operculicarya decaryi)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 20-30 feet
Plant Spread: 4-5 feet
Flower Color: Russet
Underground structures: Caudex
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Goes Dormant


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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 14, 2017 8:09 PM

SW Madagascar's equivalent of the related Pachycormus (elephant tree) from Baja California. Up to 20-30 feet tall in the ground. Interesting bonsai subject, long-lived container plant. Will keep its shiny leaves for most or all of the year in mild climates. Seed-grown plants have a much better form than plants started from cuttings. Tuberous roots can be raised for display.

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