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PlantFiles: Gray Twig
Schoepfia chrysophylloides

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

Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral MotherNature4 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.



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