Sideroxylon tenax

tough buckthorn, tough bully

Sapotaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 12-30 ft    Width: to 20 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Thorns, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Hedge plant, specimen plant, woodland plant. Plant where the silky undersides of the foliage will be seen.
Considerations: Plant where it will have space. While many specimens in natural scrub settings are slow growing, this plant can be a robust growing in the landscape. Expect it to grow into a small tree.
Propagation: Seed, cuttings.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Fragrant flowers attract many pollinators. Birds and other animals eat the fruit.
Native Habitats: Sandhill, scrub.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B

Other

Other Comments: This plant is easy to grow.