Trees and Fruit
St. Croix is home to wide variety of trees and fruits becuase of 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, as well as Central and South America. The West End of St. Croix offers a lush rainforest filled with towering kapok and baobab trees. The island’s scenic shorelines are dotted with coconut palms, and island wide you will find mahogany, mango, and tamarind trees. You can also find a variety of colorful and vibrant flowering trees like the African tulip. Many of the trees on the island are used for medicinal or practical applications, and/or as food sources. For anyone interested in learning more, our Trees and Fruit Guide offers basic information, photos, and uses for some of the trees you will see across the island.