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Posoqueria latifolia

Monkey apple, Needle flower tree, Perfume, Guayaba de mono

Species: Posoqueria latifolia
Synonym: Solena latifolia
Origin: Mexico to Northern South America
Zone: 10a – 12b, 28°F minimum
Growth Rate: Fast
Flowering Month(s): March - May
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Messiness: Medium
Salt Tolerance: Low
Drought Tolerance: Low
Nutritional Requirements: High
Typical Height: 8-20 ft. (2.4m-6 m)
Uses: Garden, Park, Specimen, Streetscape

Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Soil pH requirements: Acidic

Plant Characteristics

Dimensions at Maturity
  • Height: 10 M

5-25 leaves 4-15 cm, elliptical to elliptical-ovate, secondary veins 5 to 7 pairs of petioles from 5 to 20 mm long

Additional Information




native, fruit, scent, shrub,

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