Seven-year apple
Genipa clusiifolia

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Genipa (JEN-ni-puh) (Info)
Species: clusiifolia (kloo-si-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Big Pine Key, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Key West, Florida

Naples, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 3, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

This South Fl and Keys native is a small tree or large shrub that can reach 20. The leaves are glossy green, leathery ranging from 2-6. The flowers are white star shaped sometimes with a hint of pink. Fruit is egg shaped, green turning black and wrinkled ripening in about 1 year. Highly salt tolerant plant.