Amyris elemifera

Torchwood, Sea Torchwood

Rutaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Purple,black
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Aroma, Fragrance, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Noted for its 3-parted glossy leaves. Could be used as as a specimen plant, screen, or possibly a hedge.
Propagation:Seed or separation of root suckers.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:-
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

The fruit is eaten by birds and small mammals. Also used for cover or nesting by birds.

Insects:
  

Larval host plant for Bahamian swallowtail (Heraclides andraemon), giant swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) and Schaus' swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus) butterflies.

Native Habitats:Coastal uplands

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Fragrant.