Averrhoa Species, Star Fruit

Averrhoa bilimbi

Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Averrhoa (av-er-OH-uh) (Info)
Species: bilimbi (bil-LIM-bee) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (dark red)

Maroon/Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Honomu, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 2, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Curious tree in which the fruits and flowers come right off the trunk. It appears to be a deciduous tree, but perhaps I'm wrong.

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