Camboata

Cupania emarginata

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cupania (ku-PAY-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: emarginata (e-mar-jin-NAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Textured

Foliage Color:

Dark/Black

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

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:

Sherman Oaks, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 4, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is a very beautiful short tree or shrub from brazilian coastal areas. It can grow up to 4-5m tall, and the foliage can cover around 5m diameter.

The leaves are dark green, densely distributed, giving the plant a distinctive looking. The flowers come in pendulous spikes, but they are too small and greenish, with no ornamental importance. The flowers are unissexual, the female flowers come after the male ones, and only then the plant produces fruits.

The fruits are the cuttest thing! They are perfect heart shaped, light green, turning to yellow when ripe, very ornamental. A romantic gift to your loved one, I say. When ripen, the fruit opens, liberating 2 black seeds with a white coat.

The dark foliage, and round shape and the heart shaped fru... read more

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