SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Irvine, CA
A medium sized flowering legume tree for mild climates.
Native to Bolivia and Southern Brazil.
A Tipuana tipu in Goleta is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 55 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 197 inches and a crown spread of 113 feet.
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous to Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 25 - 50 feet.
Width: 25 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Light Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous to Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Orange or Yellow. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Pod, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Flowers and Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 12 - 16 and 18 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Psyllid.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Moderate.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Tipuana tipu Tree Record." 1995-2019. Mar 19, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/tipuana-tipu >
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