Chrysophyllum oliviforme L.
Sapotaceae (Sapodilla Family)
Synonym(s): Cynodendron oliviforme
USDA Symbol: CHOL
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: irregular all year bloom
DistributionUSA: FL , HI
Native Distribution: FL Keys to the Caloosahatchee R.
Native Habitat: Coastal mounds; pineland hammocks
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
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Chrysophyllum oliviforme in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chrysophyllum oliviforme in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chrysophyllum oliviforme
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff