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Lyonia ligustrina /Maleberry

Lyonia ligustrina  / Lyonia ligustrina
Plant in spring coming into flower
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Plant in spring coming into flower

Small white on specimen in Washington, DC

Brown seed still present in spring at time of flowering

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Scientific Name: Lyonia ligustrina
Common Name: Maleberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Comments: Has panicles of small, bell-shaped flowers followed by green fruit that turn brown in fall. Five-parted seed capsules are present most of the year and are a good clue to the identity of maleberry. Grows up to 20+ feet tall under good contitions, but about 12 feet is average height. It is a widely spreading, native species.