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Chittamwood Sideroxylon lanuginosum

Previously known as:

  • Bumelia lanuginosa
Phonetic Spelling
sid-der-ox-ZA-lon lan-ee-gih-NEE-sum
Description

Chittamwood is a deciduous tree that is found in rocky wooded areas and streambanks.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#drought tolerant#white flowers#wildlife plant#low maintenance#showy fruits#stream banks#summer flowers#milky sap#forests#fall fruits#black fruits#deciduous tree#rocky soils tolerant#bird friendly#dry soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#drought tolerant#white flowers#wildlife plant#low maintenance#showy fruits#stream banks#summer flowers#milky sap#forests#fall fruits#black fruits#deciduous tree#rocky soils tolerant#bird friendly#dry soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sideroxylon
    Species:
    lanuginosum
    Family:
    Sapotaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South central U.S.A. and Mexico
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 45 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Appendage:
    Thorns
  • 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:
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Dry
    Very Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    24-60 feet
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    1/2" long slender shiny globular black fruits mature in the fall
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Tiny flowers appear in clusters in leaf axils
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Insignificant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Hairy 3" long oblong to obovate. Unexceptional yellow fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Branches have sharp thorns and exude a milky sap. and are also hairy
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Riparian
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Small Tree
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Problems:
    Spines/Thorns