Citharexylum spinosum

Fiddlewood

  • Family: Verbenaceae
  • Form: Single or multi-stemmed evergreen shrub or small tree, reaching 15-30 ft.
  • Leaves: Simple, opposite, entire, elliptic, glabrous, glossy, orange petiole
  • Stem/Bark: Light brown, becoming fissured with age
  • Flower: White petals (5) with yellow throat, pendent racemes with tubular flowers, showy, fragrant
  • Fruit: Drupe, turning pinking orange to purple with age, produced in large quantities, pendulous and attractive
  • Comments: The flowers give off a strong, sweet fragrance
  • Additional Resources:
    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link
    Wikipedia Link
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