Elephant Tree

Bursera microphylla

Distinctive with its reddish bark that looks bulging with the bark peeling in thin strips.

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Shrub, Tree
Longevity 30 (in years)
In relative feet, width by height
20 X 15
Description Leaves are compound with very small leaflets that are usually deep green.
Flower Color Yellow
Fruit Grape-sized, hard; stays on the tree
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Sun Full
Freeze Tolerance Poor
Ethnobotany/Medical Used for skin diseases, used to make coil baskets, and used ceremonially as a good luck charm.
Water Needs Low, Moderate