Plants shipping ends November 18, 2019. Plants ordered after November 17, 2019 will ship Spring 2020.

Elephant Tree, Fragrant (Bursera odorata/fagaroides) potted tree, organic

$40.00

Family:  Myrrh (Burseraceae)

Hardy to Zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown as a potted tree and kept indoors for the winter

(Torchwood Copal, Torote blanco, Fragrant Elephant Tree)  Woody perennial to 30 feet tall, native to Mexico.  Source of burnable copal resin, which exudes from any wound and dries in amber tears.  Rare in cultivation.  Excellent for bonsai. Swollen trunks with humanoid skin and the excellent aroma make this a favorite of collectors.  Bursera stay in leaf as long as they are being watered, and tend to go dormant when very dry.  The best cultivation scenario is to plant in very fast draining medium, allowing them to go dormant and dry in winter and watering frequently in the summer.  I have had these flower and go to seed in an unheated greenhouse in Zone 7.  The Bursera fagaroides we have for sale here are sturdy trees grown from seed, approximately 12 inches tall, several years old, rooted in 6 inch deep pots, as per photo.  Pot up to gallons on receipt.  Planted on the landscape in warm zones, space at least 15 feet apart.

Potted tree, certified organically grown

Only 5 left in stock

Share your thoughts!

Let us know what you think...

What others are saying

  1. Question

    Bonnie

    On average, how much can these grow per year? I’m in zone 9a. Thank you!

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      A few inches

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Nina

      Can these grow indoors?

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Nina,
      I never know quite what to think when people ask this. All mine are grown indoors in that I grow them in the greenhouse and protect from frost, and they thrive. But if you mean on a coffee table with no light, then no. And, in a bright window, not reliably.
      Richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  2. Question

    albert zieba

    when do I get charged? when ordering or shipped? and if when shipped, is there a notice ahead of shipping as reminder if pay when shipped. thanks

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      hello albert, all orders are automatically charged when you finalize them online. if you have a preferred ship date, pleasde leave a note in the customer comments field. otherwise you will get an e-mail from us with the proposed shipping date and also when we ship, tracking. richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

×

Login

Register

A password will be sent to your email address.

Continue as a Guest

Don't have an account? Sign Up