Hercule’s Club Zanthoxylum clava-herculis Butterfly Host Plant for the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

Botanical Name: Zanthoxylum clava-herculils
Common Names: Hercule’s club, Toothache Tree
Plant type: Tree
Zone: 4-9
Light: Sun to dappled shade
Size: UP to 22 feet
Water: Average water needs
Soil: Well drained soil
Propagation: Seed
Note: Hercule’s Club has dangerous thorns. Plant in an area away from walkways and children.
Note: Host plant for Giant Swallowtail butterfly.
Note: In old time stems and leaves of the plant were chewed to relieve toothache.