Trees - Palm Tree

St. Croix is home to wide variety of trees, thanks in large part to our multicultural heritage and diverse landscapes. In addition to native tropical trees, you will find many trees that have made their way to St. Croix from places like Africa, North America, Central and South America, and the West Indies. On the West End of St. Croix, the lush rainforest is filled with towering kapok and baobab trees, as well as countless tropical fruit trees. The scenic shorelines of the island are dotted with palm trees, manchineel, and seaside mahoe. Island wide you will find ancient mahogany trees, tamarind trees, and a variety of colorful and vibrant flowering trees like the African tulip tree. Many of the trees on the island are used for medicinal or practical applications, or as food sources. For anyone interested in learning more about the trees found on St. Croix, our Tree Guide offers basic information, photos, and uses for some of the trees you will see across the island.

Sugar Apple

Sugar Apple

Scientific & Common Names: Sugar apples, also known as custard apples, are the most widely grown of the Annona species Native to: The original home of the sugar apple is unknown. It is commonly » read more » 

Mango

Mango

Scientific & Common Names: Mangoes (or mangos) are juicy stone fruits belonging to the genus Mangifera indica Native to: South Asia, first grown in India over 5,000 years ago Plant Description: The mango » read more »