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Joewood, Cudjoe-Wood
Jacquinia keyensis

Family: Theophrastaceae
Genus: Jacquinia (jak-KWIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: keyensis (kee-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Big Pine Key, Florida

Fort Myers, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 22, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

This large shrub/small tree is found on Lee, Dade and Monroe counties in Florida. It is ranked as rare and threatened. When in bloom a jasmine-like fragrance fills the air. Slow growing and does not transplant well. A true gem of a Florida native plant.

Positive

On Jul 21, 2010, kiloa from Miami, FL wrote:

Very positive for South Florida. Strong, compact, slow grower, takes a long time to flower (took mine about 10 years) but now is covered with small white flowers. Grew from 2 ft to 5 ft in about that time. Unfortunately hard to find. My kind of tree!