Bucida buceras 'Shady Lady' 4
Bucida buceras 'Shady Lady' 4

Bucida buceras 'Shady Lady'
(‘Shady Lady’ Black Olive)
USDA Zone: 10B – 11
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Origin: West Indies; Central America
Type: Evergreen Tree

Typical Height: 40’ - 50’
(12 - 15mts)
Typical Spread: 30’-40’
(9 - 12mts)

Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: High
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Yellow
Flowering Season: Spring
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: Spiny
Family: Combretaceae
Propagation: Seeds; Air layers
Leaf Type: Simple
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G - 2'-4'OA / 2.5'SP /0.75" CA
7G - 4'- 6'OA / 3.5'SP /1.25" CA
15G - 6'- 10'OA / 4.5'SP /2" CA
25G - 10'- 12'OA / 5'SP /2.5" CA
45G - 12'- 14'OA / 5.5'SP /3" CA
65G - 14'- 16'OA / 6'SP /3.5" CA
100G - 16'- 18'OA / 8'SP /4.5" CA
200G - 18'- 22'OA / 11'SP /5.5" CA
FG - 12’- 25’ OA

Typical planting distance:
15'-30'
(4.6 – 9.0mts)

Common Uses: Shade Tree; Boulevards; Residence; Parks; Avenue tree;
Category: Large Tree

Notes: Cannot tolerate freezing temperatures.

+ In this Photo:
Bucida buceras 'Shady Lady'
(‘Shady Lady’ Black Olive)
Trunk Close up

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
July 2015
City of Doral
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade
County
Department of
Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://www.south-florida-plant-guide.com/black-olive-tree.html

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/102312/

http://www.onlineplantguide.com/Plant-Details/294/

http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/GardenPubsAZ/Black_Olive_2010.pdf