Sideroxylon celastrinum

Saffron-plum

Sapotaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Black
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Aroma, Fragrance, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage, Thorns, Hurricane wind resistance

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Hedge plant. Screen plant.
Considerations:Thorns.
Propagation:Seed. Slow growing.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Fruit are eaten by birds and mammals. It provides nesting sites and cover. .

Insects:
 

Appreciated by a variety of insects as a nectar source.

Native Habitats:Coastal hammocks, salt flats.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Fruits are edible.