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Regrettably, we no longer grow Bahama Strongbark.

Strongbark  Bourreria succulenta

Bahama Strongbark (or just plain Strongbark to its friends) is a slow-growing, drought-tolerant tree with a shrubby, cascading, growth habit.  It typically reaches a height of approximately 20 feet when fully mature and naturally occurs in pinelands and coastal hardwood hammocks in South Florida, the Keys and islands of the Caribbean.   

A big plus of strongbark is that it is multi-functional.  Use as a street tree, where it will stay in its own territory, and not claw at the trucks that drive by, like some other trees with faster-spreading canopies.

Put one in a prominent corner of your yard as an accent, so you and your guests can admire it through the picture window in the Florida room, or mix a few in with your screening, along the perimeter of your property.

Producing showy clusters of flowers and fruit, strongbark has a pleasing visual impact in the 5-7 foot range.  

  

Fragrant flowers attract a steady stream of pollinators.  Birds enjoy the brightly colored fruit.

Strongbark grows in a droopy, almost vine-like fashion.  

 

In both form and function, strongbark is a dynamic little tree that will charm you and your neighbors on a daily basis.

In the photos below, are two mature strongbarks in the landscaping, each about 15', or so, high.

Strongbark can become as busy as the coffee shop at the bus station when groups of commuting pollinators come into town.

The photo at right shows its branching habit.

Sizes (no longer) in stock:
Above, in 3-gal., about 36" tall.  Left, in 10-gal., about 6' high.  Below, in 20-gal., 7'+ high.

 

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Last updated:  6/20/2012