Adansonia digitata 1
Adansonia digitata 1

Adansonia digitata
(Baobab Tree)
USDA Zone: 10B – 11
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Origin: Africa
Type: Large Tree

Typical Height: 45’ - 50’
Typical Spread: 50’-70’

Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Feature: Showy
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: None
Family: Bombacaceae
Propagation: Seeds
Leaf Type: Palmately compound
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
15G (8’-10’OA)
25G (10’-12’OA)
95G (12’-16’OA)
200G (16’-18’OA)
FG (20’-25’OA)
(6.0  – 7.6mts)  

Typical planting distance:
30'-50' O.C.

Common Uses: Shade tree, Flowering tree, Parks, Boulevards
Category: Large Tree

Notes: Baobab is characteristic of Africa, its massive swollen trunk is very recognizable.

+ In this Photo:

Adansonia digitata
(Baobab Tree)
40' OA Height
6.5' CT, 35' Canopy each
7'DBH & 9'DBH

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
April 2014
Florida USA

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