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Scientific Name: Krugiodendron ferreum (Vahl) Urban
Synonym: Rhamnus ferreus
Family: Rhamnaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25,27

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Caribbeans, Florida, Central America

Growth Habits: large shrub or small tree, up to 30 feet top (9 m); ridged and scaly gray bark; simple, leathery, dark green, leaves, 1 to 1.5 inches long and wide (2.5-4 cm) with a notched leaf tip

Watering Needs: Moderate to little water, drought resistant


Blooming Habits:
Inconspicuous clusters of greenish yellow flowers, from late spring to early summer.

Fruiting Habits:
Ovoid drupe, red to black when ripe, with a juicy flesh and one stone, in the fall. They are eaten by the birds.

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