General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 30 to 40 feet
Plant Spread: 25 to 30 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: shiny, orange or yellowish-brown fruits resemble marbles
Fruiting Time: Year Round
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-white, Yellowish-white, Grayish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Street Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Shade Tree
Medicinal Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: The seeds contained in the fruit are also poisonous
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Soapberry
  • Wingleaf soapberry
  • Wild China tree
  • Wild Chinaberry
  • Amole

Photo Gallery

photo credit: David Eickhoff

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Mirror, mirror"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.