Schaefferia frutescens

Yellowwood, Florida Boxood

Celastraceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow,green
Fruit Color:Yellow,red
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Understory tree. Can be trimmed to keep sized as a shrub. Accent shrub or can be trained as a hedge.
Considerations:Slow growing.
Propagation:Seed.
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:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Birds eat the fruit.

Insects:

Insect pollinated.

Native Habitats:Tropical rockland hammock (borders), coastal berm.

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

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