Zanthoxylum clava-herculis Toothache Tree

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Zanthoxylum clava herculis (Toothache Tree)25 ft; host plant for the Giant Swallowtail butterfly; paralyzing effect produced by chewing bark which eases aching teeth. (Zone 7-9)

SIZE: 1gallon


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    Zanthoxylum clava'Hercules' (Toothache Tree)

    Posted by Peggy on 19th May 2022

    3' plant was well packaged and survived shipment in Texas hot summer temps just fine. Very healthy specimen. Planted out within 2 days. Looking great so far!

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    Posted by Peggy on 18th May 2022

    Was pleasantly surprised at the size of the tree I received. I was expecting a stick with a few leaves but it was tall and had many branches. Very good looking tree. The packaging was brilliant.

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    Hercules Club Tree

    Posted by doug wetzel on 28th Oct 2021

    Was very happy to get this hard to find tree; a great budding tree for hungry migrating warblersI Planted it in a large pot all summer, and just transplanted in the ground as it is now about 3 ' tall now, and doing great!

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    Toothache Tree

    Posted by Tim Potts on 6th Oct 2021

    The Toothache Tree arrived looking healthy as did the other plants I received in the order. They were packed very well so there was no damage. I had requested a special ship date and I had added another plant on after I had placed the original order and both of these requests were honored perfectly. Every time I have ordered from Mail Order Natives they have provided excellent service and the plants I have gotten from them in the past are thriving. Mail Order Natives is friendly, informative and reliable. I have dealt with quite a few nurseries over the years and Mail Order Natives is the best.

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    Looks good

    Posted by Christian B on 6th Jul 2021

    It arrived well-packaged, and over the day or two after releasing it from its postal prison, the leafs straightened out and it it immediately started leafing out. Not two days later, I found a giant swallowtail absolutely besieging it with eggs! Will need to get some more, I suppose....

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    My Hercules Club

    Posted by Keith Yellin on 8th May 2021

    The little tree arrived well packed and quickly started to flourish in my backyard. Thank you!

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    Zanthoxylum clava herculis

    Posted by Erin on 8th Aug 2017

    Arrived in great shape I am so excited to have gotten them I wanted them for years...I got them planted and they have already started growing...and I within the first day Giant Swallowtail eggs...I could not be happier...They are the pride of my garden...Over the moon with them

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    Very healthy

    Posted by B. Stephens on 2nd Jun 2016

    My Hercules club did not come back to life last spring, so I've been wanting more. I ordered two and immediately got eggs from the giant swallowtail. This may sound strange, but we seem to have a lot of parasites this spring because of our warm winter, so I'm a little more protective of my caterpillars. Since the Hercules clubs are small enough to move around I actually brought them and their eggs inside a screened enclosure to try to keep them safe. Of course, that meant I needed to order more since the butterflies seem to prefer these over the citrus trees I have. It's sort of endless, but I do enjoy them so it's worth it. These trees arrived in great condition and extremely healthy. The butterflies must have noticed that, too.