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Rheedia aristata, Rheedia macrophylla, Cuban Mangosteen, Garcinia

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 Rheedia aristata, Rheedia macrophylla
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Cuban Mangosteen, Garcinia
Origin: Mexico through Panama
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Related to the mangosteen, the madrono remains a relatively unknown, but attractive fruit. A small tree, usually only to 5-15ft, but taller in its native range. It is much hardier than its famous relative the mangosteen, and can survive short periods of temperatures below 32F. Trees are very salt tolerant, but not too tolerant of acidic soils.Slow growers and can be maintained for container culture. Propagation: Usually by seed.


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 Rheedia aristata, Rheedia macrophylla, Cuban Mangosteen, Garcinia

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Rheedia aristata, Rheedia macrophylla, Cuban Mangosteen, Garcinia

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