Pachypodium is a genus of succulent spine-bearing trees and shrubs, native to Africa. It belongs to the dogbane family, Apocynaceae.
Occurring naturally in Southern Madagascar, the deciduous leaves are very long, narrow and green with a light grey felt covering, most notably on the undersides. The trunk is a smooth greyish silver and may reach 30 feet in time. Spines are in clusters of three and are sharp and strong. Can grow 6 to 12 inches a year. Makes a superb potting variety.
USDA Zone - 10
Season to Sow - Spring
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