Loved Throughout the Caribbean, You’ll Welcome it to Your Yard
The Guaiacum Sanctum is commonly called the Lignum Vitae, translating to “Wood of Life” or “Holy Wood.”It is the national tree of the Bahamas, and its flower is the national blossom of Jamaica. Its wood is extremely hard, and were used to make ship propellers. Its resins have been used to treat a variety of ailments, including arthritis and rheumatism.
Slow growing, this broadleaf evergreen is available as a tree or a shrub. Seen most often in the 9 to 12 ft. range, it forms a dense rounded canopy. The Lignum Vitae shows off star-shaped 5-petaled blue flowers in clusters that bloom throughout the year. The flowers are followed by small, heart-shaped orange berries. The Lignum Vitae requires full to partial sun, and is drought tolerant, once established.
nathan Woodring (verified owner) –
RENE WEBSTER (verified owner) –
Arrived on time, expertly packed with detailed instructions on planting and care. VERY happy!!!
Dustin (verified owner) –
Exactly as presented. Plants arrived quick and in good condition, now just not to be a plant dad failure… 😬
Corey Nix (verified owner) –
emerson (verified owner) –
So far so good
Thomas Hill (verified owner) –
Very healthy plant and a good size too!
Marie Reilly –
This is a fabulous tree! The blossoms and berries all colorful and beautiful! I actually think the blossoms look lavender rather than blue! The birds and the honey bees love this tree! It certainly is a Holy Tree of Life! It also, when kept trimmed and small is a natural bonsai tree! And, as I have Bahamian heritage, it’s extra special to me! Enjoy this special tree!