Byrsonima lucida

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  • drought tolerant plant
  • full sun
  • native plant

Byrsonima lucida, 'Locustberry', is a shrub or small tree to 15 feet tall. Dime-sized flowers are produced in the spring; they have spoon-shaped petals which change from white to pink to red as they age. The berry-like fruits ripen to a pinkish brown and hold one seed. 'Locustberry' can be found in pine rocklands of Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys, as well as The West Indies. It requires full sun to light shade and good drainage. After initial planting irrigation, it is drought tolerant. The rare Florida Duskywing butterfly uses 'Locustberry' as a larval host and solitary oil-collecting bees use oils produced by glands at the base of the flowers. Fruits provide food for birds in early summer. A Native Plant Network Species! (Pot size: 1 gallon)

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