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Swietenia mahagoni /Mahogany

Swietenia mahagoni  / Swietenia mahagoni
Foliage and fruit
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Foliage and fruit

Specimen lawn tree

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Scientific Name: Swietenia mahagoni
Common Name: Mahogany
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Comments: This is a popular shade and street tree in tropical South Florida. It is semi-deciduous and loses its leaves in late winter for only about two weeks. It cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. Flowers are mostly inconspicuous but the fruit or nut is quite large and releases an abundance of winged seeds in spring when it splits open.