Baobab trees are ideal for semi desert conditions to equatorial climates. Boab trees are drought hardy massive succulent trees
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Large mature semi-succulent trees of Adansonia gregorii, Boab or Baobab trees, ideal for semi desert climate, these water storing trees come from our Harsh Dry sub-tropical area in The Kimberley Region of Western Australia which grow to the very edge of the Tanami Desert, this is one of the hottest and driest regions of Australia.
The habitat climate is a Monsoonal wet and dry season with 7 months of dry season. The temperatures range from highs of 48c in the wet buildup season to occasional lows on just above freezing at times.
The growing conditions experienced by these amazing bottle shaped trees:-
They grow in a wide range of soils from deep sandy to clay soils, in rocky habitats in valleys and rocky hills to 1500m , also in and around freshwater swamps, also on the edge of brackish water bodies and salt marshes and flats just above high tide mark, in some cases receiving inundation during storms and extra high tides.
Boab trees are also hardy to seasonal fires, when the bark is scorched by fire on regular occasion it will produce a woody bark, this insulating the tree from future fires, this woody bark will be shed and the caracteristic greyish smooth skin becomes more evident, the skin of the Boab will also adapt to extremely hot sunlight conditions by adding a Reddish pigment to the skin or bark as a sunblocking devise, this skin is a real feature of the Boab.
The Baobab also has the ability to store thousands of litres of water inside the trunk of very old specimens with circumferences to sometimes well over 20 meters and a thousand of years in age, this water is stored in the wet season to ensure that the tree can survive sometimes years without any rain or water.
Our trees will also adapt to their new climate and will grow in girth as they age.
Our trees weigh from 1 ton to 18 tons each with upto 4m girth maximum, are semi succulents, allowing for them to be bare rooted for a year or more without ill effect, this makes them ideal for export in open top sea containers to destinations worldwide.
We can only harvest and export Boab trees to 4.0m in circumference, this maximum size is set by our conservation authorities.
These trees are bare rooted for export, this allows for them to be easily imported by our clients worldwide.
Branches of the Boabs are trimmed to fit into 40ft and 20ft open top sea containers, much care is put into this trimming process in order to keep balance and appeal of tree when new growth appears when established in landscape.
These trees can withstand upto and over 1 year out of the ground without ill effect, 2 years have been documented with the trees producing roots and leaves in the first growing season.
The trees will produce leaves and roots in the growing season just like a cacti, so hardy are they!