Satinleaf (Chrysophyllum oliviforme)
Common Name Satinleaf
Latin Name Chrysophyllum oliviforme
Height 20-30 feet
Spread 10-15 feet
Salt Water Tolerance Low
Salt Wind Tolerance Moderate
Drought Tolerance Moderate
Soil Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils
Sun Full Sun to light shade
Wildlife Attractant Birds
The Satinleaf tree, a south Florida native, is best used as an accent or stand-alone specimen in your garden. Its beautiful copper lower leaf adds wonderful color and texture. This southern Florida native tree is truly something to be seen. This tree is best planted in hammock settings as its not very salt tolerant.
The Satinleaf is considered a small tree, averaging 30 feet tall. It is not a full tree, with more open features. Its dark green leaves, elliptical in shape and 2-6 inches long, feature the pretty copper colored underside. Its flowers are inconspicuous and white growing along the axils of the leaves.
Provides moderate cover for wildlife, and is an excellent food source.