Sideroxylon alachuense

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Alachua Buckthorn,silver Buckthorn, Clark's Buckthorn


Also known as Bumelia anomala

Plant Specifics

Size:20-30 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Brown
Habitats:Moist hammocks. Rare.


Recommended Uses:Can be pruned either as a small tree or a large shrub. Can also be used as a hedge.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very 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:Loam, Lime rock, Sand



Fruits eaten by birds and small mammals.

Good cover plant.

Native bees love the flowers.