Lignum vitae (Guaiacum sanctum) is native to the Florida Keys and Miami-Dade County. This native tree is listed as endangered due to habitat loss. Lignum vitae translation is ‘Tree of Life’ for its many medicinal properties. However, it is mainly grown as a beautiful ornamental. While it is slow growing, it is one of the more colorful native trees. It blooms twice a year with small clusters of purple flowers which produce a bright orange fruit which is also very attractive.
Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this tree in stock.