Gray Twig
Schoepfia chrysophylloides

Family: Olacaceae
Genus: Schoepfia (SKOEP-fee-a) (Info)
Species: chrysophylloides (kris-oh-fil-OH-id-eez) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 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:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Shiny/Glossy-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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 4, 2007, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This small tree is endemic to east central and south Florida, preferring sandy or limestone soils with humus on top. It has semi parasitic roots which makes it very difficult to grow, thus, it is an Endangered Species.
The tiny red flowers are followed by round fruits that turn black when ripe. They are host for a native fruitfly (Anastrepha interrupta), that feeds on the fruit.