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Care of the tree Simarouba glauca or Paradise tree.

Care of the tree Simarouba glauca or Paradise tree

The genus Simarouba, family Simaroubaceae, includes 5 species of trees distributed in tropical regions of all continents. Some species are: Simarouba glauca, Simarouba versicolor, Simarouba berteroana.

Common names: Paradise tree, Dysentery-bark, Bitterwood, Pasac. This species is native to Central and South America.

They are evergreen trees that reach 15 meters (49.2 feet) in height. The compound oddpinnate leaves are up to 40 cm (1.31 feet) long and have 10-20 glossy green leaflets. They produce small yellow flowers that are not decorative. The oval fruits are reddish, then purple when ripe.

They are used as shade trees, in rows, and in public parks; They are ideal for gardens in tropical regions. They are used in folk medicine against malaria, against fever and other conditions.

The Simarouba glauca prefers full sun exposure and a hot and humid climate. It does not resist frost.

The soil can be normal garden soil with plenty of organic matter.

Water regularly so the substrate never dries out completely. They do not resist drought well.

Fertilize with manure or compost at the end of winter.

Prune dry branches in early spring.

These plants do not usually present serious pest and disease problems.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring or fall.

Images of the tree Simarouba glauca or Paradise tree

Simarouba glauca
Simarouba glauca