PlantsCitharexylum→Fiddlewood Tree (Citharexylum spinosum)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Citharexylum spinosum Accepted
Citharexylum quadrangulare Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 15 to 25 feet, taller (to 35 feet in extreme South Florida.)
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: Orange drupe turning to reddish-brown at maturity.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

A few days after the rains the blooms appear and their fragrance

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Posted by thurley001 on Nov 21, 2012 8:52 AM

Just bought the fiddlewood in a one gallon container from the Native Plant Project's booth at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. The staff at the NPP booth said that it should be able to survive our Zone 9a winters.

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