Drypetes lateriflora

Guiana plum

Putranjivacaea

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20-30 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Interesting bark

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Naturalistic landscapes.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Birds and other wildlife consume fruit. Larval host plant for Florida white (Appias drusilla) butterfly.
Native Habitats: Relatively dry hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.