Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree
Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree
Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree
Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree
Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree
Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree
Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree
Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree
Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree
Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree
Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree
Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree

Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree

(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 microphylla
Bursera microphylla, also known as elephant tree in English or 'torote' in Spanish, is a tree in that grows into a distinctive sculptural form, with a thickened, water-storing or caudiciform trunk and perhaps the most xeromorphic (desert-adapted) species within the genus This tree is native to northwestern Mexico and the southwestern United

Description
Bursera microphylla is generally a small tree with a thickened trunk and relatively small branching. Can grow up to 10 m (33 ft) in height and its bark is light gray to white, with younger branches having a reddish color. It flowers in rounded yellow buds which open into small, star-shaped, white or cream flowers.

The leaves are characterized as deciduous, but B. microphylla keeps its leaves year-round, except under conditions of drought and cold weather.
The exfoliating papery bark of many of the trivalvate species may serve to attract the attention of birds and other animals from a distance as it rustles in the breeze.

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Mid spring
Common Name Little elephant tree
Dormancy Winter
Family Burseraceae
Flower White/near white
Frost Tolerance -4°c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9a to 10b
Height 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 M)
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree
Shape Tree-like shrub
Sun Exposure Full sun
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04/25/2022
Brendon G.
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I recommend this product

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JM
04/07/2022
Janice M.
United States United States

Elephant tree

Thrilled to death. So happy to have found Planet Dessert. All of my plants were healthy & packed great

SM
11/24/2021
Sara M.

Well packaged and healthy plant- thank you...

Well packaged and healthy plant- thank you!

SL
10/02/2021
Schipperkes L.

Very nice starter of an unusual variety. G...

Very nice starter of an unusual variety. Great seller!

CP
07/10/2021
Chunghsien P.

careful packaging and quick shipping

careful packaging and quick shipping

Bursera microphylla Elephant Tree

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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.