Bursera fagaroides
Bursera fagaroides
Bursera fagaroides
Bursera fagaroides
Bursera fagaroides
Bursera fagaroides
Bursera fagaroides
Bursera fagaroides
Bursera fagaroides

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Bursera fagaroides are commonly known as Fragrant Bursera, Elephant Tree, Fragrant Elephant Tree, or the Whitebark tree. The drought-tolerant elephant tree plant belongs to the Burseraceae family. It is a flowering plant that grows mainly in the Sonoran Desert, Mexico, and Arizona in the US. The tree is dormant for most of the year, but it grows at a fast rate as a shrub or a small tree during summers. The usual height in its native location is about 3 to 10 meters. But it can be cultivated as an elephant bonsai tree. It loves the full sun even though it is slightly frost-hardy. In late summer or early fall, the tree sprouts into creamy white flowers that grow singly or in a cluster.

Growth Rate
Whether elephant trees are indoors or outdoors, they have a fast growth rate during the growing season, mostly in summer. For the rest of the year, the tree is dormant.

With good Bursera fagaroides care, the full-grown tree or its bonsai sprouts into small white flowers. These can grow as single flowers or in clusters. The blooming season starts in late summer and continues till early fall.

Watering and Feeding
For proper elephant tree care, water the tree infrequently as it is highly drought-tolerant.

In its natural habitat, it loves rocky as well as sandy soil and substrates. While cultivating Bursera fagaroides bonsai, remember to use a well-drained soil mix.

The elephant plant tree is slightly frost-hardy. The hardiness zone for best growth is 9b to 11a.

Elephant trees need full sun for at least half a day for healthy growth.

The easiest way to propagate is through elephant tree seeds. Cuttings can also be used.

The elephant tree has medicinal uses. The resin is also used for making incense, oils, and perfumes. It is also popular as the ‘Frankincense of the Americas.’ Order Bursera fagaroides for sale from Planet Desert!

Blooming Season Late spring/early summer
Common Name Elephant tree
Dormancy Winter
Family Burseraceae
Flower White
Frost Tolerance Below 20 °f
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9b - 11
Height 1 to 5 feet
Origin North america
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Bursera fagaroides
Shape columnar
Sun Exposure Sun to partial shade

Bursera fagaroides

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.