Sideroxylon lanuginosum Michx.
Gum bumelia, Gum bully, Woollybucket bumelia, Chittamwood, Gum elastic, Coma
Sapotaceae (Sapodilla Family)
Gum bumelia is a multi-trunked tall shrub
or medium-sized tree
to 48 feet tall or more. The stems and branches are spiny, especially on the ends of smaller branchlets.
Image Gallery: 14 photo(s) available
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers are in small clusters, sweet, fragrant, open in mid-summer.
AL , AZ , AR , FL , GA , IL , KS , KY , LA , MS , MO , NM , OK , SC , TX USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
is eaten by birds, and white-tailed deer browse the leaves and fruit. The flowers provide early season nourishment for honey bees. Use Other:
The Kiowa Indians used a substance in the outer bark
as chewing gum. Fragrant Flowers: