- Family: Combretaceae
- Form: Evergreen tree reaching about 40-50 feet in height. The tree starts with upright rounded growth, narrow crowned, but later will begin to spread out with irregularly more open canopy.
- Leaves: Simple, alternate, narrowly elliptic shape, entire margins, acute apices.
- Stem/Bark: The limbs and trunk can become twisted and gnarly with age. The bark will also turn dark and rough with age.
- Flower: Inconspicuous, roundish, greenish, dense clusters.
- Fruit: Round, greenish, cone like heads about 0.5 inches in size.
- Comments: A popular cultivar 'Silver' is also attractive in the landscape, but with
distinguishable canescent leaves and shrub-like growth.
- Additional Resources:
IFAS document (pdf)