Krugiodendron ferreum

black ironwood, leadwood

Rhamnaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 25-35 (30) ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen plant or small shade tree.
Propagation: Seed. Do not store.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Friends
Light: light requirement   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:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Fruit eaten by birds and other wildlife.
Native Habitats: Dry sites. Hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10A,10B,11

Other

Ethnobotany: Fruit is said to be edible.