Golden Spoon, Nance, Nancy Tree

Byrsonima crassifolia

Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Byrsonima (bur-SO-nim-uh) (Info)
Species: crassifolia (krass-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Succulent

Foliage Color:

Orange/Apricot

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Miami, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 3, 2021, Chinandega81 from Miami, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Very slow growing. It looks best during the hot and rainy months...and it essentially stops growing in our coolish and dry winters. I am used to seeing them much more robust deeper in the tropics...here they don't seem to have quite the same vigor...

Positive

On Nov 9, 2007, jeffhagen from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

This tree is precocious and produces delicious little fruits with a flavor that is hard to describe. The fruit is astringent when freshly picked. Fruit must be left to sit for about 24 hours before eating to remove astringency. The little flowers are very attractive.

Nance trees are typically thought to be small. However, I found one at the Fruit and Spice Park of Homestead which was well over 30 feet tall (see picture).

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