Guapira discolor

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Blolly, Beefwood


Plant Specifics

Size:20 - 30 (45) ft tall
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms (not showy) in late spring. Fruits ripen summer-fall.
Noted for:Showy fruits, Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Small tree or large shrub known for its shiny leaves. Can be used in difficult sites (such as road edges, spoil piles, etc.).
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous



Seeds eaten by birds. Also provides cover.

Native Habitats:Dry-moist sites. Tropical hammocks, pine rocklands, coastal rock flats, coastal 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


Ethnobotany:Once logged for its wood.
General Comments:Listed as Endangered by the State of Florida.