Jurema (Chloroleucon tortum)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Chloroleucon tortum Accepted
Pithecellobium tortum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 20 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: Curly pods containing small, pale yellow seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Aging to yellow.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Flowering Tree
Useful for timber production
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: If seeds have been stored it will help with germination to soak in warm water for 12 to 24 hours before sowing.
Days to germinate: 8 to 20 days
Other info: Best to sow when ripe; expected germination rate of less than 20%
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Critically Endangered (CR)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Critically Endangered

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