General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 40 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: 1 to 2 inch oval to slightly pear shaped pale yellow, sometimes blushed pink. Each fruit contains 1 to 4 brown seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: Sporadically year-round
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy-white to greenish-white
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: Sporadically year round
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Useful for timber production
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: Seeds
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Rose Apple
  • Malabar Plum
  • Plum Rose
  • Pomarosa
  • Wax Apple

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