Alvaradoa amorphoides

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Mexican Alvaradoa


Plant Specifics

Size:10-20 ft tall by usually taller than broad ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,yellow,green
Fruit Color:White,red
Noted for:Showy flowers, Showy fruits


Recommended Uses:An excellent accent shrub or small tree with open, spreading crown. Attractive fine textured, thin leaves and long, hanging spikes of flowers. Dioecious with male and female flowers on separate plants.
Considerations:This is a beautiful small tree that is rarely cultivated in South Florida.
Propagation:Probably wind pollinated. Seed, but not all seeds will be viable.
Availability:FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:-
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Larval host for dina yellow (Eurema dina) and cassius blue (Leptotes cassius theonus) butterflies.

Native Habitats:Rockland hammock edges

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:This is listed as an ENDANGERED by the State of Florida