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Ehretia acuminata

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
eh-RET-ee-uh ah-kew-min-AY-tah
Description

This tree has flowers with delicate fragrance and showy fruits that attract birds.  It prefers full sun and well-drained soil.

 

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Tags:
#fragrant#deciduous#fragrant flowers#wildlife plant#food source#delicate colors#star shaped flowers#black fruits#orange fruits#bird friendly#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#deciduous#fragrant flowers#wildlife plant#food source#delicate colors#star shaped flowers#black fruits#orange fruits#bird friendly#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ehretia
    Species:
    acuminata
    Family:
    Boraginaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical Asia to Australia
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds are attracted to the fruits.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Orange
    Fruit Description:
    Small fruit turns from orange to black.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Black
    Orange
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Description:
    White flowers on 8 in. panicle.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Broad spreading Leaf: 3-7 in. leaves; non-showy fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Songbirds