Cartrema americana

Devilwood, Wood-olive

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Slow to medium
Mature Height - 15-25'
Mature Width -
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - White, fragrant, dioecious flowers open in March-April
Fruit - 0.5" long, dark blue-purple, single-stoned drupes matures in September and may persist into spring of next year
Leaf -
Fall Color -
Bark - Stems are stout, squarish, glabrous, green changing to gray-brown, dotted with numerous pale lenticels
Other Features - The dark olive green leaves are handsome throughout the seasons but do lighten (yellow-green) in sun and exposed locations.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Zones 6-10
Native Habitat - North Carolina to Florida and Mississippi. Found along swamp margins, hammocks and borders of streams. Cultivated 1758.
Diseases and Insects - None serious
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 32
Bed 33

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Osmanthus----Devilwood.
- Other plants of the family Oleaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Cartrema.
- Other plants of the species Cartrema americana.