PlantsOncoba→Fried Egg Tree (Oncoba spinosa)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 10-12 feet
Plant Spread: 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by Dutchlady1 on Jul 18, 2012 1:33 PM

The fruit of this tree is very hard and was used for snuff boxes, which is where its other common name, Snuff Box Tree, comes from. The fruit is also used as a rattle, when the seeds are left inside.

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