Schaefferia frutescens

yellowwood, Florida boxwood


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-25 ft    Width: 10-15 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      yellow,green
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      yellow,red
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy fruits


Recommended Uses: Understory tree. Can be trimmed to keep sized as a shrub. Accent shrub or can be trained as a hedge.
Considerations: Slow growing.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds eat the fruit.
Native Habitats: Tropical rockland hammock (borders), coastal berm.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: