Pisonia
Pisonia rotundata

Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pisonia (py-SO-nee-a) (Info)
Species: rotundata (roh-tun-DAY-tuh) (Info)
View this plant in a garden

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Veined

Leathery-Textured

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Big Pine Key, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 4, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

This small tree (to 16) is found only in the Lower Florida Keys. Habitat is the pine rocklands and costal rock flats. Leaves are mostly opposite, matte dark green, obovate to oblong and notched or rounded at the apex with slightly wavy margins. The flowers are grouped in cymes, light to yellowish green. The fruit is small and brown with sticky glands that tangle with clothing or hair.