Colubrina arborescens

Greenheart

Rhamnaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,yellow
Fruit Color:Purple,green,black
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Large tree or small shrub. Buffer planting or specimen tree.
Considerations:Seeds. Can become a weed.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Birds and other small wildlife consume seed.

Insects:
 

Pollinated by bees (http://tropical.theferns.info/).

Native Habitats:Rockland hammocks and understory of pine rocklands.

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

Comments

General Comments:Listed as endangered in Florida. Please acquire from appropriate sources.