Our favorite tree here at Sunshine Nursery. Known as the ‘Tree of Life’ for the many medicinal uses of its leaves and flowers. It is one of the densest woods in the world and has been used for sculpture, ship building, tools, turbines and more for centuries. As a sought after, very slow-growing species the Lignum Vitae is now endangered. It is the national tree of the Bahamas and the national flower of Jamaica. The tree has a silver bark, dense dark green canopy and flowers several times in a year with beautiful thumbnail sized bluish/purple flowers.
Rocky limestone top soils
Not necessary but responds well to Nitrogen fertilizers.