Bushida

  • Scientific name:  Bucida buceras/ Dwarf geometry tree

 

  • Place of origin: Mexico.

 

  • Description: Bucida grows into a stately tree,  about 12m  in height, with branches spreading horizontally, in layers. Leaves are tiny, bright and light green on these branches, giving an effect of a graceful arrangement of feathery circles on the tree. Flowers and fruits are insignificant.
     

 

  • Grow best: In full sunlight, well-drained soil.
     

 

  • Use: Mainly used as ornamental trees in landscaping. The termite resistant wood is also valuable in the timber industry finding use in construction sites, railroad ties and pilings.

 

  • Special note: A variegated  species is also available at 5 MagicSeeds.