Pau brasil is a rather slow-growing, much-branched, spiny, evergreen shrub or small tree with a large rounded crown; it can grow up to 12 metres tall, but usually rather smaller.
Paubrasilia echinata is a species of Brazilian timber tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. Common names include Brazilwood, Pernambuco tree.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Common Name: Pau Brasil
|Maximum Reachable Height
||easy to grow
Planting and care
Organic mulch should be spread around Pride of Barbados plants when they are grown in the landscape. It should be 2 to 3 inches deep and cover the entire root zone. Keeping the mulch 6 inches away from the stems or trunk will help prevent damage to the bark from excessive, prolonged exposure to moisture.
Caesalpinia echinata care
Prefers a well-drained, alkaline soil and a position in full sun. Established plants are very drought tolerant. Plants are fairly tolerant of salt-laden winds.
A moderately fast-growing tree, reaching a height of up to 2 metres within 2 years from seed.Plants begin to flower when around 3 - 4 years of age
||generally on sandy or sand-clay soils that are well drained,
||30 degrees F
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Caesalpinia echinata special feature
The plant is classified as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)
Caesalpinia echinata uses
- it is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental and barrier plant
- The tree is commonly gathered from the wild and used locally as a medicinal and dye plant, and as a source of timber
- A charcoal made from the powdered bark is infused and used to treat diarrhoea in children
- The wood is odontalgic and tonic