Bucida buceras/Black Olive

Bucida buceras / Bucida buceras
Foliage and fading flowers
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Scientific Name: Bucida buceras
Common Name: Black Olive
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Fruit causes stains on surfaces, such as structures, automobiles,and surfaces on which it drops. This plant has some drought and salt tolerance. Very popular indoor plant where plant will receive some sunlight during the day. Grows to be a considerable size tree, consequently indoor space needs to be reasonably large to accommodate this tropical.