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Elaeocarpus grandiflorus

Previously known as:

  • Elaeocarpus lanceolata
  • Monocera lanceolata
Phonetic Spelling
El-lee-oh-kar-PUS gran-dih-FLOR-us
Description

Lily of the Valley Tree is an evergreen small tree or shrub that has leathery dark green leaves and attractive fringed white flowers.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#small tree#flowering tree#edible fruits
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#small tree#flowering tree#edible fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Elaeocarpus
    Species:
    grandiflorus
    Family:
    Elaeocarpaceae
    Edibility:
    Fruits are edible but sour.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Shrub
    Tree
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Width:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    Green-yellow 1" across ovoid drupe with a fleshy coating. Inside is a 4-seeded stone marked with 5 vertical grooves.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Small white fringed flowers appear in late spring
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Small Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought