Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20-30 ft Width: 20-30 ft
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: red
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits
Recommended Uses: Small specimen tree. Slow growing. Hedge.
Considerations: Thorns of up to 3 inches long from branches and trunk.
Propagation: Seed, cuttings. Unlikely to breed true from seed.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Attracts pollinators, especially important for native bees. Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit. Larval food for hummingbird clearwing moth(Hemaris thysbe), striped hairstreak butterfly(Satyrium liparops), and blinded sphinx moth (Paonias excaecata).
Native Habitats: Open woods, upland woods.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: