Sapindus saponaria - Soap Tree

The Soap Tree, Soapberry or 'jaboncillo' is is a tree native to the Americas and some Pacific Islands. The fruit occur in large pyramidal clusters at the ends of branches and it is very soapy. You can actually wash your hands by simply rubbing the fruits! It is very easy to grow, also in pots, and can easily take short, light frost so it is suitable for Mediterranean Conditions.

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The Soap Tree, Soapberry or 'jaboncillo' is is a tree native to the Americas and some Pacific Islands.

The leaves of the soapberry are alternate, pinnately compound, thick and leathery, deciduous.

The inflorescence are dense terminal panicles of small white flowers. The fruit occur in large pyramidal clusters at the ends of branches and it is very soapy. You can actually wash your hands by simply rubbing the fruits!

It is very easy to grow, also in pots, and can easily take short, light frost so it is suitable for Mediterranean Conditions.

We ship healthy plants, at least one year old from seed, about 40-80 cm tall. Visit this LINK, to see pictures of our plants on the packing desk.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Oceania
Plant origin America
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 300cm & more
Botanical family Sapindaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Plant type Woody
Color White
Care Pot
Shape Trees
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