Colubrina arborescens

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Greenheart, Coffee Colubrina


Plant Specifics

Size:10-20 ft tall by 10-15 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,yellow
Fruit Color:Purple,green,black
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms most of the year but most abundantly in late summer.
Habitats:Rockland hammocks and understory of pine rocklands.


Recommended Uses:Large tree or small shrub. Buffer planting or specimen tree.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock



Birds and other small wildlife consume seed.

Pollinated by bees (