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PlantFiles: Wild Dilly
Manilkara bahamensis

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Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Manilkara (man-il-KAR-uh) (Info)
Species: bahamensis (ba-ha-MEN-sis) (Info)

Category:
Trees

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive olddude On Jul 25, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

May reach a height of 30'-40'. Fruit edible raw best when juice dried. Milky sap is an irritant to some folks. Great tree with salt tolerance.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida



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