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Bursera microphylla

Classification

Order: Sapindales
   Family: Burseraceae
            Genus: Bursera
                        Specie: Bursera microphylla

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 12 ft (3.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Swollen stems with papery bark; white flowers in clusters

Uses: Specimen plant Tropical gardens

Zones: 9-12

Description: Extending from northwest Mexico into far southern California and Arizona, this is a curious deciduous shrub to about 12 ft (3.5 m) tall, branching low into very swollen stems with papery white bark. The thick reddish twigs bear leaves only at the tips, wi

Growth Habit: Low branching habit

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