Drypetes lateriflora

Photo by Sargent, C.S., Silva of North America published in 1898. Photograph belongs to the photographer who allows use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Guiana Plum


Plant Specifics

Size:20-30 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Fruit Color:Red
Habitats:Relatively dry hammocks.


Recommended Uses:Naturalistic landscapes.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Lime rock, Sand



Birds and other wildlife consume fruit. 

Larval host plant for Florida white (Appias drusilla) butterfly.