Reynosia septentrionalis

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Darling Plum, Red Ironwood


Plant Specifics

Size:8-12 (20) ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow-green
Fruit Color:Black, purple
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms all year (flowers inconspicuous) with peak in spring-summer.
Noted for:-


Recommended Uses:Screen plant. Specimen shrub or small tree -- you can choose based on how you opt to prune (prune, don't shear).
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
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 (high pH)



Cover and food primarily for birds.

Native Habitats: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:Fruit said to be edible.
General Comments:

Wood is dense (hard).

Listed as Threatened by the FDACS.