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Exothea paniculata

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Exothea (eks-oh-THEE-uh) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:
Shrubs
Trees
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

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:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive olddude On Jul 26, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Distribution: Hammocks of east central FL through the Keys, West Indies and Central America.

Regional...

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

Big Pine Key, Florida



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