Cupaniopsis anacardioides/Carrotweed

Cupaniopsis anacardioides / Cupaniopsis anacardioides
Carrotweed foliage
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Carrotweed foliage

Flowers in late winter

Close-up image of Carrotweed flowers


Foliage and flowers

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Scientific Name: Cupaniopsis anacardioides
Common Name: Carrotweed
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: White, Green
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Yellow, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This is a fast-growing evergreen tree that produces compound leaves made up of four to ten oblong leaflets, each of which is four to eight inches long with rounded tips that include an indention. Seeds are borne in three-lobed capsules. This is considered a very undesirable species in warm climates because trees pose a threat to coastal ecosystems like mangrove swamps and other tropical landscapes. Carrotweed trees form dense masses which crowd out native species by competing for light and nutrients.