Poisonwood (Metopium toxiferum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: To 35 feet or more
Plant Spread: 10 feet to 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: Leaves contain urushiol, a severe skin irritant. Fruit is edible to birds.

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