Brazilian Rubber Tree, Para Rubber Tree, Seringa
Hevea brasiliensis

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hevea (HEE-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: brasiliensis (bra-sill-ee-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Green

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

West Union, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 8, 2001, Evert from Helsinki
Finland (Zone 4b) wrote:

This plant is a true tropical, grows only in very warm places where there is high humidity (over 80F.)

The seed must be very fresh if you try to grow them; they are difficult to get.