Sweetshade (Hymenosporum flavum)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 25-40 feet
Plant Spread: 15-20 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: Brown woody capsules containing numerous papery seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Open pale yellow to cream and age to deep yellow.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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what kind of flowering tree is this? by TheColumbine Oct 22, 2019 7:06 AM 3
Hymenosporum flavum by Intogardening Mar 27, 2017 5:49 AM 1

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