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Adansonia digitata

Classification

Order: Malvales
   Family: Bombacaceae
            Genus: Adansonia
                        Specie: Adansonia digitata

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Deep alluvial soils in full sun

Features: Hugely fat flask-shaped trunk; large flowers with waxy white petals in late spring

Uses: Food source

Zones: 11-12

Description: The baobab ranges through most of Africa south of the Sahara, though reaching only the northernmost parts of South Africa. Mature trees seldom exceed 50 ft (15 m) in height but the trunks can reach an extraordinary thickness?diameters of almost 30 ft (9 m

Growth Habit: Extremely large trunk with branching canopy

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