Chrysophyllum oliviforme

satinleaf

Sapotaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-30 ft    Width: 10-30 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      purple,black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen tree. Valued for its foliage which is shiny green on top and silky brown beneath.
Considerations: Slow growing. May be top-killed by frost in extreme northern parts of its range.
Propagation: Said to be difficult to establish, but small seedlings transplant well.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Slightly acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds and other wildlife consume fruit.
Native Habitats: Tropical rockland hammocks. This species can be seen at Matheson Hammock County Park in Dade County.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   9B,10A,10B,11