The Verawood (Bulnesia arborea) is native to Colombia and Venezuela. It typically reaches a height of 40’, though can grow larger in time. The Verawood was first introduced to the United States by Dr. David Fairchild and has become popular due to its attractive yellow flowers that are produced in late spring and again in late summer. It is drought tolerant once established and has no significant pest or disease problems. When not in bloom, Verawood has a thick canopy that provides ample shade.