Alvaradoa amorphoides

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Mexican Alvaradoa

Picramniaceae

Plant Specifics

Size:10-20(35)  ft tall by usually taller than broad 
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,yellow,green
Fruit Color:White,red
Phenology:Evergreen
Habitats:Rockland hammock edges

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:An excellent accent shrub or small tree with open, spreading crown. Attractive fine textured, thin leaves and long, hanging spikes of flowers. Dioecious with male and female flowers on separate plants.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock

Wildlife

caterpillar

Larval host for dina yellow (Eurema dina) and cassius blue (Leptotes cassius theonus) butterflies.