Drypetes lateriflora

Guiana Plum

Putranjivacaea

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:NA
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Interesting bark

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Naturalistic landscapes.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Birds and other wildlife consume fruit. Larval host plant for Florida white (Appias drusilla) butterfly.

Insects:
 
Native Habitats:Relatively dry hammocks.

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:It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.