Small, deciduous, tree. Often described as "short-trunked" with large tropical like leaves.
Prefers moist, slightly acidic soils. Does well in full sun.
The fruit is fragrant and has a custard-like texture. It is an excellent source of Vitamin A and C. Fruit matures in late September or early October.
15-20' at maturity
20' at maturity
Dense-pyramidal or round-topped
Interesting flowers that emerge green and change to purple/maroon. Blooms before or as leaves are developing.
Large dark green leaves in the summer. Fades to yellow in the fall.
Young shoots and leaves are covered with a rusty down that will later become smooth.
Native to Florida, west to Nebraska and Texas.