Fern Tree (Filicium decipiens)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 20-25 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Small, oval drupes, green maturing to shiny reddish-purple. Each drupe contains a single seed
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Will Naturalize
Useful for timber production
Resistances: Humidity tolerant

photo by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS)

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