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Adansonia gregorii

Baobab, Boab, Upside-Down Tree

Baobab (Adansonia gregorii) is known for its dramatically swollen, bottle shaped trunk. Native to northwestern Australia, it can grow to as large as 30 feet tall. The white flowers are large and extremely fragrant, with long, drooping petals. A. gregorii is known by many other names, including Bottle Tree, Upside Down Tree, and Monkey Bread Tree. Most parts of the tree are edible, and indigenous Australians were able to access water in the hollow of the tree. A few extremely large, hollow Baobabs were used as prisons in the late 1800's.

Environment

Zone_10 10

Water_use_2Water_use_3 Low to Average

Exposure_2Exposure_3 Part Sun to Full Sun

Growth Rate Slow

Height 35' 0" (10.668 m)

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