Pachypodium is a genus of succulent spine-bearing trees and shrubs, native to Africa. It belongs to the dogbane family, Apocynaceae.
This Southern Madagascar occurring species features deciduous leaves that are very long, narrow and green with a light grey felt covering, most notably on the undersides. The leaves have a much lighter middle vein that has a rose tint to it and are more upright than lamerii. The trunk is a smooth greyish silver and may reach 10 meters in time. Spines are in clusters of three and are sharp and strong. The flowers are white and relatively small with an exposed anther cone in the centre.
USDA Zone - 9
Season to Sow - Spring
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