Sideroxylon alachuense

Alachua buckthorn,silver buckthorn, Clark's buckthorn


Synonyms:  Bumelia anomala

wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20-30 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Thorns, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Can be pruned either as a small tree or a large shrub. Can also be used as a hedge.
Considerations: Thorns.
Propagation: Seed, cuttings.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Adaptable


wildlife plant  
Native bees love the flowers. Fruits eaten by birds.
Native Habitats: Moist hammocks. Rare.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: