BRIDALVEIL TREE

COMMON NAME Bridalveil Tree
BOTANICAL NAME Caesalpinia granadillo
HEIGHT 20′ +
WIDTH 20′ +
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 50 years
PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE 28° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained. Prefers drier soil, too much water will rot the roots.
WATER REQUIREMENTS Water after planting in ground, and water deeply twice a week for the next month. From week 5 forward water deeply at least once a week until it has been 3 months. Best results with regular irrigation, no more than twice a week. Do not overwater, as this may rot the roots. Supplement with water during droughts and the hot, dry months to keep your plant lush and thriving. Reduce watering in the Winter when growth slows.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Medium
SALT TOLERANCE Low
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun
FERTILIZING Sparingly use a general purpose 10-10-10 once every 1 month or 2 months from Spring to Summer for faster growth. Alternatively, use a slow-release fertilizer 3 times a year. Halt fertilizing from the Fall to Winter, then begin again in the Spring. Do not allow fertilizer to clump, be sure to disperse evenly. Clumped fertilizer can potentially burn roots, potentially harming or killing a plant. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves, flowers, stems, and trunk. Do not over-fertilize, as this will result in more foliage and less flowers.
FLOWER Showy, yellow
MONTH OF COLOR Summer
FRUIT Brown to black, pod shaped, inedible. Does not cause significant litter problem.
ALLERGENS, TOXICITY AND ANIMALS The pollen causes significant allergies for certain people. Toxicity unknown.
COMMENTS Has flaky bark with unique green, white, and grey mottling. Pinnate compound leaves are delicate and graceful. Interesting branching, usually has several trunks growing from the base. Pruning is suggested for the first 15 years after initial planting to prevent branch/trunk competition and to develop a strong structure. Best for warm areas such as Merritt Island or the beach. Regulate soil temperature and better protect the roots by mulching (with mulch, leaves, hay, etc.) no less than 3″ thick and 1′ radius around the base of the trunk above where the roots grow. Originates from northern South America.
PRICE 30 gallon $125