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Chrysophyllum oliviforme L.
USDA Symbol: CHOL
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The distinguishing characteristic of this evergreen is the copper-colored covering on the flower buds, young twigs and leaf undersides. The upper surface of the oval leaves is dark, shiny green but a breeze sets to motion a display of golden-brown colors. Dark purple, olive-shaped fruits occur in leaf axils, ripening all year.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: irregular all year bloom
FL , HI Native Distribution:
FL Keys to the Caloosahatchee R. Native Habitat:
Coastal mounds; pineland hammocks USDA Native Status: L48(N), HI(I), PR(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Well-drained soil.
Conditions Comments: Salt tolerant. Intolerant of high water and frequent irrigation. An attractive, low maintenance species.
PropagationDescription: Easily propagated from seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff