Phytolacca dioica, commonly known as ombú, is a massive evergreen tree native to the Pampa of South America. It has an umbrella-like canopy that spreads to a girth of 12 to 15 meters (40 to 50 feet) and can attain a height of 12 to 18 meters (40 to 60 feet).
Phytolacca dioica Phytolaccaceae L. umbú, packalacca, ombú ECOLOGY P. dioica is a tree for mild climates, undemanding in soil fertility and resistant to sea winds.
A Phytolacca dioica in Fullerton is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 94 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 397 inches and a crown spread of 71 feet.
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The ombú Phytolacca dioica grows as a tree on the pampas of South America and is one of the few providers of shade on the open grassland. It is a symbol of Uruguay, Argentina and gaucho culture. P. weberbaueri from Peru also grows to tree size.
A young specimen (one year old ) of ombu (Phytolacca dioica). It is a remarkable South American caudiciform tree capable of attaining heights of 20 metres and a spread of 30 metres.
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Phytolacca dioica Family: Phytolaccaceae Pokeweed, Belhambra, Bella Ombre, Ombu, Umbo, Umbra tree, Elephant tree, Fitolaca, Beautiful shade Origin: South America. Very interesting looking, fast growing, beautiful shade tree, the Ombu can be found in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
Did you know that there are bushes the size of large trees? In the Pampas grasslands in South America there is a "tree" called the Ombu.
Phytolacca dioica is an evergreen Tree growing to 4 m (13ft 1in). It is hardy to zone (UK) 9 and is frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.