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Sapindus mukorossi

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sapindus (sap-IN-dus) (Info)
Species: mukorossi

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Category:
Trees

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

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive lancer23 On Jun 19, 2014, lancer23 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

Seen it at a friend's house in Louisiana, very pretty tree with nuts on it. Received nuts from mail and used it in laundry. Great for hand wash because it doesn't dry your hand and can be reused.

Positive cactus_lover On Jul 5, 2008, cactus_lover from FSD
Pakistan (Zone 10b) wrote:

The Buddhists use the seeds to make rosaries,
Fruits are used as hair shampoo.

Regional...

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

Grenoble,
Deland, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Tulsa, Oklahoma



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