Manilkara jaimiqui subsp. emarginata

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Wild Dilly


Plant Specifics

Size:10-15 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White to yellow
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms throughout the year (inconspicuous).
Noted for:Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Screen or buffer plant. Specimen shrub.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)



Provides food and cover for birds small mammals.

Native Habitats:Coastal hammocks. 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


Ethnobotany:Fruit said to be edible.
General Comments:Rare. Listed by the FACS as Threatened.  Please acquire only from reputable dalers with appropriate permits.