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PlantFiles: Maidenberry, Rhacoma
Crossopetalum rhacoma

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Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Crossopetalum (kros-so-PET-a-lum) (Info)
Species: rhacoma

Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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 seed; direct sow after last frost
Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive olddude On Aug 1, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Maidenberry is a medium shrub to small tree (3'-8'). It is found in rockland hammock and pine rocklands.

Regional...

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

Big Pine Key, Florida
Miami, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Tavernier, Florida



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