Sideroxylon alachuense

Alachua buckthorn,silver buckthorn, Clark's buckthorn

Sapotaceae

Synonyms:  Bumelia anomala

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20-30 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Thorns, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Can be pruned either as a small tree or a large shrub. Can also be used as a hedge.
Considerations: Thorns.
Propagation: Seed, cuttings.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Native bees love the flowers. Fruits eaten by birds.
Native Habitats: Moist hammocks. Rare.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B