Common Name Lignum Vitae
Type of Plant Shrub
Native Evergreen tree known for its heavy wood used on ships’ pulleys, hinges, and bearings. Lignum vitea can reach 30’, although very slow growing. They have beautiful purple/blue flowers, which flower several times a year.
Requirements Full sun to part shade, very coastal salt tolerant. Can take seasonally dry periods. Prefers well drained soils.
Country of Origin Florida and West Indies
Sun Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Little