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Quillaja saponaria

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Quillaja saponaria




Common name: Quillay, Chilean Soap Bark Tree
Height: 15 / 20 m
Growing: fast
Foliage: evergreen, smooth, shiny, oval leaves
Flowers / Fruits: creamy white flowers
Site: sun
Soil: acidic to alkaline
Irrigation: regular
Hardiness: -10ºC

Long description: Quillaja saponaria, also known as Soap bark tree is an evergreen tree. Quillaja has a thick, dark bark, smooth, leathery, shiny, oval evergreen leaves and can bear white flowers.

The inner bark of Quillaja saponaria can be reduced to powder and employed as a substitute for soap.  Soap bark tree has a long history of medicinal use with the Andean people who used it especially as a treatment for various chest problems.






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