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PlantFiles: Mutambo
Guazuma ulmifolia

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

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over 40 ft. (12 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Phytodealer 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.

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