Haematoxylum Species, Blackwood, Bloodwood Tree, Campechy Wood, Logwood Casha, Spiny Tree

Haematoxylum campechianum

Family: Caesalpiniaceae (ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Haematoxylum (hem-at-oh-ZY-lum) (Info)
Species: campechianum (kan-pech-ee-AY-num) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Textured

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 2, 2009, nalin1 from New Delhi,
India (Zone 10a) wrote:

Haematoxylum campechianum or spiny tree is a great healing shrub native to Mexico. I grew 3 plants easily from seed in New Delhi, India. While initially slow growing especially in winter, they have grown to about 1.50 meters (5 feet) height in under 5 years.They flowered briefly last year and they are now flowering again more profusely.

The small flowers have a very nice fragrance -- watch out for the small thorns which are quite sharp though! Energy-wise the spiny tree removes energies of guilt and the related fear and sadness. In the energy field we see that the thorns spike the human aura allowing the guilt energies to come out and the shrub replaces these with the energies of forgiveness and peace. I have these planted along a path on the southern side of my country ho... read more

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