Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 10-20 ft Width: usually taller than broad
Flower Color: white,yellow,green
Fruit Color: white,red
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits
Recommended Uses: An excellent small tree with open, spreading crown. Attractive fine textured, thin leaves and long, hanging spikes of flowers. Dioecious with male and female flowers on separate plants.
Considerations: This is a beautiful small tree that is rarely cultivated in South Florida. Wood is brittle.
Propagation: Probably wind pollinated. Seed, but not all seeds will be viable.
Availability: FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Larval host for dina yellow (Eurema dina) butterfly.
Native Habitats: Rockland hammock edges and adjacent pine rocklands of southern Miami-Dade County
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments:This is listed as an ENDANGERED by the State of Florida