Mulateiro, Mulateiro da Várzea

Calycophyllum spruceanum

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Calycophyllum (kal-ee-koh-FIL-um) (Info)
Species: spruceanum (sproos-ee-AY-num) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

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Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

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Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
1
neutral
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negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Nov 6, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is a tropical tree from South America. It can reach up to 20m tall or more. The branches are usually so high that it´s hard to say anything about leaves and flowers besides what is writen out there, even though I have constant contact with this species.

The most remarkable characteristic if this tree is the bark. It´s so shiny and smooth, unique, I´ve never seen anything like that. And, as the tree grows, the bark has to follow this growth, but instead of a continous change along the year, the bark falls almost all at once! Long and thin bits of bark fall from the tree, revealing a greenish-grey, very shiny trunk. And as the new bark gets old, it turns brownish, golden, and finally fall off all at once again. These are wonderful trees that change colors along the year m... read more

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