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Adansonia grandidieri

Classification

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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 80 ft (24 m)

Cultivation: Deep alluvial soils in full sun

Features: Swollen trunk with age; branches covered in small wavy edged leaflets

Uses: Food source

Zones: 10-12

Description: Of the 6 Adansonia species endemic to Madagascar this is probably the best known in cultivation. A fairly tall tree, it has a straight upright trunk tapering evenly upward, but with age the trunk becomes very swollen at the base; tiers of branches

Growth Habit: Tall swollen trunk with tiers of branches

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