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Chrysophyllum oliviforme


Florida native

Threatened Florida species

An occasional medium-sized tree of hammocks and flatwoods south of Lake Okeechobee and up the east coast into Brevard County. Ranges through the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles and Central America from southern Mexico to Nicaragua. Also occurs in Hawaii as an exotic.
Growing up to 40 feet tall with a typical 20 foot spread, satinwood has attractive foliage. The evergreen leaves are entire, elliptic, glossy green above and copper colored underneath. A good landscape tree where temperatures are not likely to go below freezing.

Chrysophyllum oliviforme is a member of the Sapotaceae - Sapodilla family.

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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