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Willow-bustic, White bully Sideroxylon salicifolium
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
General Landscape Uses:
Accent tree in residential and commerical landscapes. Buffer plantings.
Native plant nurseries.
Description: Medium tree with a rounded or narrow crown. Trunk erect, to 20 inches in diameter, bearing many willow-like branches. Bark smooth, becoming flaky. Leaves light green, thin, 2-6 inches long.
Dimensions: Typically 20-30 feet in height; to 57 feet in South Florida. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
Monroe County Keys north, mostly along the coasts, to Martin and Collier counties; West Indies, Mexico and Central America. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.