How to grow Citharexylum spinosum

Citharexylum spinosum growing tree of the genus Citharexylum also known as Florida fiddlewood, Citharexylum spinosum perennial evergreen to semi deciduous used as edible and mostly for ornamental or medicinal plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green, when younger red or yellow in elliptic to ovate shape.

Flower color white, the flowers small and grow on stems in inflorescence.

Citharexylum spinosum fruits

Fruit edible, color red to black the fruit small bitter sweet.

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Requirements for Citharexylum spinosum growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Tuber / Bulb/ Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for desgin

Size of the plant?
6-12 m, 20-40 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

When does Citharexylum spinosum bloom?

General information about the flower
White flowers small and grow on stems in inflorescence

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Citharexylum spinosum fruit?
Eat raw, jams

Work requirements on the fruit:
Just peak the fruit from the tree

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-5 years

Scientific name:

Citharexylum spinosum

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone