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Lipstick Tree

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The lipstick tree is a perfect sized tree for the backyard with limited space. The tree gets its name from the seeds which contain a natural red pigment, used by American Indians as body paint and lipstick.

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  • Plant - 140mm pot

$7.95

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OTHER COMMON NAMES

Achiote, Aploppas

FamilyBixaceae
OriginExotic
SizeBig shrub/small tree (3-7m)
Decid/EvergrDeciduous
Growth RateFast
UsesDye
Sun ExposureFull sun
Life CyclePerennial
Frost ResistanceLow
Wind ToleranceModerate
Dry ToleranceModerate
Flower ColourPink
Scented FlowersNo
Aromatic FoliageNo
Flower SeasonAutumn
Harvest SeasonWinter

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