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Sideroxylon lanuginosum Michx.
Gum bumelia, Gum bully, Woollybucket bumelia, Chittamwood, Gum elastic, Coma
Synonyms: Bumelia lanuginosa
USDA Symbol: SILA20
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers are in small clusters, sweet, fragrant, open in mid-summer.
AL , AR , AZ , FL , GA , IL , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , 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:
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Drought-Tolerant Trees for South-Central Texas
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Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1199
Collected 2012-08-31 in Montgomery County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2011-09-17