General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
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)
Plant Height: 6-26 feet
Plant Spread: 6-10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Densely pubescent.
Fruit: Showy
Other: Clusters of 1/4 to 1/2 inch globose pubescent (hairy)yellow drupes, each drupe contains numerous seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Densely pubescent.
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Uses: Shade Tree
Medicinal Herb
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Leaves, stems and roots contain poisonous alkaloids.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

Common names
  • Potato Tree
  • Potatotree

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Location: USF Botanical Garden, Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: 2022-06-25
Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IA
Date: 2011-08-01

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