Zanthoxylum fagara

wild-lime, colina, lime pricklyash

Rutaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 5-20 ft    Width: 3-12 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      yellow,green,NA
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      brown,black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Aroma, fragrance, thorns, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Hedge, buffer or screen plant where its thorns will be an asset.
Considerations: Thorns.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Larval host for Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) and Schaus' Swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus)in southern Florida. Provides wildlife cover. Fruit is used by birds and other wildlife.
Native Habitats: Hammocks. Scrub.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   9A,9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Ethnobotany: Fruit is edible, but is also a numbing agent. Powdered bark, leaves or fruit can be used as a spice. Wood is used for making furniture.
Other Comments: Fragrant flowers and crushed foliage smells like limes. Dioecious: male and female flowers are on separate plants.