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Colubrina arborescens, Green Heart, Snake-bark

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Colubrina arborescens

Green Heart, Snake-bark
Family: Rhamnaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowers

Usually a small tree or shrub found in pine lands, greenheart may grow to 20 feet in a moist, shaded hammock. The shiny, dark green, elliptical leaves have a rusty pubescence on their lower surfaces. Small, yellow flowers are produced in clusters. The small, dry fruit are purple-black and pop open to disperse tiny, black seeds. Greenheart grows in full sun to shade, in moist or dry locations. Colubrina makes a good hedge or screen planting due to the dense canopy.


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Colubrina arborescens, Green Heart, Snake-bark

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Colubrina arborescens, Green Heart, Snake-bark

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