SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: University of Hawaii - Hilo, HI
Utility friendly tree.
These trees are fast-growing and short-lived and have been occasionally planted as street trees around Honolulu. Wood used for fence posts and fuel.
WRA score 15, High risk
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Mexico to northern South America.
Additional Common Names
FIDDLEWOOD, ZITHERWOOD, JUNIPER BERRY
Erect Low or High Canopy.
Columnar or Oval Shape.
Has Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Elliptic to Oval, Green, Orange, Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Fragrant White. Flowers in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Prolific, Orange, Red Drupe, Very Small to Small (Under 0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer.
Bark Light Brown to Dark Gray, Rough or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Black Twig Borers.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Citharexylum caudatum Tree Record." 1995-2020. Apr 6, 2020.
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