Casasia clusiifolia

Casasia clusiifolia

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  • attracts butterflies
  • full sun
  • native plant
  • partial sun
Seven-Year-Apple is a diffuse evergreen shrub or small tree, typically growing 5-15 feet tall, with a high degree of salt tolerance. It is native to Bermuda, West Indies and in South Florida where it is most common on the coastal scrub on the Florida Keys. Casasia clusiifolia has large oblanceolate glossy leaves with conspicuous lateral veins and large, ovoid fruits. Fruits are fleshy and dispersed by larger animals. Trees are dioecious, yet the flowers of both sexes are similar and they are sweet-scented. Flowering is mainly in the summer. It is a larval host plant for tantalus sphinx (Aellopus tantalus) moths and a nectar plant for mangrove skipper (Phocides pigmalion) and other butterflies. Prefers full sun to light shade and moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils. Use as an accent or specimen shrub or small tree along the coast. Can also be used as buffer plantings.
(Pot size: 3 gallon)
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