Drypetes diversifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Milkbark, Whitewood


Plant Specifics

Size:20-30 (45) ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Fruit Color:White
Habitats:Rockland hammock.


Recommended Uses:Shade tree. Can be used as a specimen tree for its light colored bark. Slow growing.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short 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



Birds and other wildlife consume fruit.  

Larval host for Florida white (Appias drusilla) butterfly.