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Phyllanthus emblica

Family: Phyllanthaceae
Genus: Phyllanthus (fil-LAN-thus) (Info)
Species: emblica

Synonym:Emblica officinalis

8 members have or want this plant for trade.


20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

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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


Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive foreseen On Oct 9, 2010, foreseen from Hamtramck, MI wrote:

My experience with the fruit of this plant has been positive, but I have never seen the actual plant. Water tastes sweet after eating the fruit, I found it amusing as a child. I probably would still enjoy the fruit if I could find it here.


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


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