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Belize Needle-Flower Tree

Posoqueria latifolia

Pronunciation: poh-soh-KWER-ee-uh lat-ee-FOH-lee-uh
SKU #31012
10-11

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Blooms Spring to Summer
Mature Size Fast growing; grows 10 to 20 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Edible, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Privacy Screen
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lilyturf (Liriope); Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Hosta (Hosta)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore The 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".

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.