Botanical Name: Bursera microphylla
 Common Name: Elephant Tree, Torote
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Green

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

Red

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy

 

Soil Condition

Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Seascape

 

Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Specimen

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring

 

Location Uses

 

Special Uses

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Large shrub or small tree grows at a moderate rate to 15' x 15' . Leaves are dark green and small. It is evergreen but can be drought deciduousHas small orange fruits. Trunk has papery peeling reddish bark with undercolor of yellow. Good container plant. Will take full sun or partial. Native to central Baja California and Sonora, Mexico.
Frost tolerant to 27 F.