Guapira discolor

blolly, beefwood


wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20 - 30 (45) ft
Flower Color: flower color      green
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy fruits, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Small tree or large shrub known for its shiny leaves. Can be used in difficult sites (such as road edges, spoil piles, etc.).
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous


wildlife plant  
Seeds eaten by birds. Also provides cover.
Native Habitats: Dry-moist sites. Tropical hammocks, pine rocklands, coastal rock flats, coastal hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: