April 4, 2018

DiVi the most photographed tree in Aruba

One of the most famous photos from Aruba is that of the Divi-Divi tree by the ocean:

DiVi Tree

The famous tree is located at the very north end of Eagle Beach (where Eagle Beach ends) across the street from Amsterdam Manor.

What is a DiVi Tree?

A Divi tree is scientifically known as the Caesalpinia coriaria. This is a leguminous tree or large shrub native to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and northern South America.

Other Common names include Cascalote, Guaracabuya, Guatapana, Nacascol, and Watapana.

Five Things I learned about the Tree

  • Caesalpinia Coriaria is a shrub or a small tree with a rounded, spreading crown
  • The tree can grow up to 30-feet in height.
  • Flowers on the trees attract lots of bees.
  • India likes the pods from the DiVi-DiVi as they are powerful quick-acting tanning materials.
  • Local say "follow the bend of the divi-divi trees and they'll lead you to town"

Get Your Own DiVi-DiVi Tree

US Customs laws prevent bringing back any trees back to the United States. However, you can buy seeds online and grow your own. Just remember the tree likes warm weather - all year round.

You can buy Divi-Divi seeds from seedvendor.com, they have 20 seeds for $10.

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