Locustberry  Byrsonima lucida

Locustberry is a multi-functional tropical tree/shrub, originally found in open pinelands and coastal hammocks in South Florida and the Caribbean area.  

If plants were songs, the locustberry would be a cheerful, jazzy tune.

The flower is an eye-catching, multicolored little thing, which develops during the dry season.  

The berries are edible, but not very palatable.  They ripen from green to brown during the rainy season.

Locustberry does best in well-drained locations, and once established needs no supplemental watering.

It takes trimming very well, so there is great flexibility in its use. 

Its natural inclination is to turn into a little tree with a slender trunk and a big head.
You can enhance this tendency by pruning it to help it develop like that....
...or you can cut it back every few years and keep it under 6' tall. This strategy will keep the flowers at eye-level.
Here are the actual locustberries, ripening.

Availability varies. Please call to find out what we have in stock now.

Left, in 3-gal., about 24" high

 

 

 

Below, in 7-gal., about 36" high.

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Last updated:  3/28/2014