Casasia clusiifolia (Jacq.) Urb.

Sevenyear Apple


Family: Rubiaceae

Genus: Casasia

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 10b to 11

Size: To 20' tall and 15' wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Alternate leaves, oval pointed, to 8" long, green. Dense round habit. White flowers in spring and sporadically through the year. Oval green then yellow then black fruit to 3" diameter. Mockingbirds enjoy the fruit.

History: 

Published in Symb. Antill. (Urban) 5: 505 in 1908. Reference is made to Catesby's Natural History Volume I Plate 59 of 1731.

Basionym [plant:GardClus] Jacq.

Native to Florida.


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