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PlantFiles: Bois de Poivre
Zanthoxylum heterophyllum

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Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zanthoxylum (zan-THOK-sil-um) (Info)
Species: heterophyllum (het-er-oh-FY-luh) (Info)

Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Bronze-Green

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral wasp68 On Sep 1, 2009, wasp68 from Dubai
United Arab Emirates wrote:

An extreme;y heterophyllous plant with distinctive spiny small leaves when young.
Forms an elegant loose canopy tree which can tlerate both dry coastal zones and wet humid environments.
Seeds may be poisonous although enjoyed by birds
Will not survive temperatures below 50 F
An endemic plant of the Mascareignes found in both coastal lowland forests and in upland rainforest remnants

Positive timrann On May 24, 2008, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

Zanthoxylum hetehophyllum is a rare example of an endangered plant in the Macarenes that have been saved. Endemics to Reunion and Mauritius island. Now available in nursery.It has a very decorative and attractive foliage when young. Spinny with black spines on the trunk or main stem ( which tend to grow upwards )and are brown on branches and underneath leaves.



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