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Chrysobalanus icaco 3
Chrysobalanus icaco 3

Chrysobalanus icaco 
USDA Zone: 10B - 11
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Origin: South Florida,
South & Central America,
Bahamas & Caribbean Region
Type: Evergreen shrubs

Typical Height: Hedge 5’-6’
Specimen 15’-20’
Typical Spread: Hedge 2’-3’
Specimen 12’-14’

Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: High
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Year-round
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: None
Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Propagation: Cuttings, Seeds
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Medium
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (2’-3’OA)
7G (3’-4’OA)
15G (4’-5’OA)

Typical planting distance:
2’-3' O.C. for hedge

Common Uses: Hedge; Shrubs; Dense foundation shrubs
Category: Large Shrubs

Notes: Edible fruit, Florida native

+ In this Photo:
Chrysobalanus icaco 'Red Tip'
4' OA Height

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
July 2015
Miami Beach
Florida USA

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