Golden Spoon, Nance, Nancy Tree
Byrsonima crassifolia

Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Byrsonima (bur-SO-nim-uh) (Info)
Species: crassifolia (krass-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 9, 2007, jeffhagen from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

This tree is precocious and produces delicious little fruits with a flavor that is hard to describe. The fruit is astringent when freshly picked. Fruit must be left to sit for about 24 hours before eating to remove astringency. The little flowers are very attractive.

Nance trees are typically thought to be small. However, I found one at the Fruit and Spice Park of Homestead which was well over 30 feet tall (see picture).