Adansonia digitata 2
Adansonia digitata 2

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

Typical Height: 45’ - 50’
(13.7-15.0mts)
Typical Spread: 50’-70’
(15.0-20.0mts)

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.
(9.0-15.0mts)

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)
43' OA Height
5.5' CT, 55' Canopy
7.75'DBH

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

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade County
Department of Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://www.floridata.com/ref/a/adan_dig.cfm

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55557/

http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Bombacaceae/Adansonia_digitata.html