General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Strongly alkaline (8.5 – 9.0)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 4-10 feet
Plant Spread: 4-8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Broadleaf
Other: Shiny, pinnate, compound leaves. Smell of citirus when bruised.
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Dark drupe with one seed.
Fruiting Time: Other: Intermittent Mar-Oct
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: Greenish-white with yellow dot in center. Tiny blooms form large clusters on current year growth..
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Other: Intermittent Mar-Oct
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Use only FRESH seeds collected Sept-Nov. (Do not store seeds). Depulp gently & aerate 1-2 days before planting. Germinate in 2-3 weeks.
Pollinators: Self
Wasps
Moths and Butterflies
Birds
Bumblebees
Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Chapotillo
  • Texas Torchwood

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