Byrsonima
Byrsonima sericea

Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Byrsonima (bur-SO-nim-uh) (Info)
Species: sericea (ser-ee-KEE-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Bronze-Green

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 16, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is a shrub from the southeastern brazilian coastal sandy plains. Itīs an important component of its original ecosystems, being the main component of many bushes and hosting many animals. This may be a protected species, so watch out when buying it.

It can be a very short (30cm tall), but very wide shrub, or a small tree (reaching up to 4m tall), depending on the soil, moisture, geographical location, etc. It has a dense foliage, the leaves have dark green upper page, and small brown hairs covering the lower page, giving it a bronze colouring, very characteristic. The older leaves turn bright red before they fall, but it is random.

The flower come in erect racemes in the end of the branches, and they are abundant, bearing small yellow flowers. The fruits t... read more