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LIPSTICK TREE – Bixa orellana – Rare – 175mm

$30.00

                                   BIXA ORELLANA – SUMMER HIBISCUS or LIPSTICK TREE
Bixa orellana is a member of the Bixaceae family and is a native of central & South America.

It is an erect shrub with large, glossy green, prominently veined leaves that can become a small tree to 2 metres tall but can become a tree to 15 metres.

It is grown as a garden ornamental less for its pale pink flowers, which last only one day, than for its highly decorative two-valved seed pods, covered with soft, red hairs.

The seeds inside are surrounded by orange-red arils, which yield a dye called annato that can be used in small quantities to color lipstick and foods like cheese and margarine; the dried seed pods are also effective in flower arrangements.

When used as a hedge or screen, Bixa should be pruned often to encourage bushy growth at the bottom of the trunk.

                                             ENJOY THIS ADAPTABLE SHRUB!

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Bixa orellana is a member of the Bixaceae family and is a native of central & South America.

It is an erect shrub with large, glossy green, prominently veined leaves that can become a small tree to 15 metres.

It is grown as a garden ornamental less for its pale pink flowers, which last only one day, than for its highly decorative two-valved seed pods, covered with soft red hairs.

The seeds inside are surrounded by orange-red arils, which yield a dye called annato that can be used in small quantities to color lipstick and foods like cheese and margarine; the dried seed pods are also effective in flower arrangements.

When used as a hedge or screen, Bixa should be pruned often to encourage bushy growth at the bottom of the trunk.

                                                           ENJOY THIS ADAPTABLE SHRUB!

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Weight 3.0 kg
Dimensions 50 x 15 x 15 mm

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