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Mutambo
Guazuma ulmifolia

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Guazuma (gwa-ZOO-ma) (Info)
Species: ulmifolia (ul-mif-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 2, 2008, Phytodealer from Brasília
Brazil wrote:

At my old house i planted this tree, starting it from seed and as i added lime to the container it grew very fast and in a month or two was ready to be planted on ground. It does not like very acidic soil and yu should always add some spoons of lime if possible.