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Belize Needle-Flower Tree

Posoqueria latifolia

A rare, beautiful, small tropical tree with highly fragrant, exotic flowers that create a fireworks-like display at branch tips. Especially fragrant at night - often called wild jasmine or perfume tree. Produces sweet, fleshy yellow-green fruit with a large coffee bean-like appearance. A stunning accent for smaller gardens. A frost-tender evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.


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Botanical Pronunciationpoh-soh-KWER-ee-uh lat-ee-FOH-lee-uh
LoreThe sweet, fleshy fruit of Posoqueria is considered edible by some, and is often consumed by humans in its native rainforest regions. The rounded, two-inch fruits are more often a source of nutrition to wildlife, being an important staple of lion tamarins and spider monkeys in their native habitats, hence they are commonly referred to as "monkey apples".
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; grows 10 to 20 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleTropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsLilyturf (Liriope); Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Hosta (Hosta)

Easily grown in enriched, moist, well-drained soils. Grows quickly in mild climates and thrives in high humidity. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish the root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring, summer and fall.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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