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Sideroxylon tenax

Previously known as:

  • Bumelia tenax
Phonetic Spelling
sid-der-ox-ZY-lon TEN-aks
Description

A deciduous tree that needs full sun and withstands a wide variety of soils as long as they are well-drained and moist.  Plant in a woodland garden.

This plant is found at dry landscapes and sandy soils.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#fragrant flowers#native tree#salt tolerant#small mammals#NC native#long lifespan#pollinator plant#Braham Arboretum#bird friendly#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#fragrant flowers#native tree#salt tolerant#small mammals#NC native#long lifespan#pollinator plant#Braham Arboretum#bird friendly#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sideroxylon
    Species:
    tenax
    Family:
    Sapotaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern U.S.A., NC to FL
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Edible fruit
    Fragrance
    Wildlife Food Source
    Edibility:
    Raw fruits have a sweet flavor.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Native Plant
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    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:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Very Dry
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Silky at underside
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt