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Cupaniopsis anacardioides | Carrot Wood

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Synonym Names: Cupania anacardiopsis

Family: Sapindaceae

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This evergreen tree will grow up to 35' high and wide, with an erect habit but low canopy. It has leathery, dark green leaves. White flowers bloom in winter. When the trees approach maturity, yellow to orange fruit may be produced during the summer (some trees never fruit), which can be a litter nuisance. It does well in wet soil, full to part sun and does well in coastal areas. This tree is used as a screen. Bark is light gray color and rough. It tolerates hot and dry winds.

Anatomy

Plant Type

Tree

Height Range

25-40'

Width Range

12-25', 25-40'

Flower Color

White

Flower Season

Winter

Leaf Color

Dark Green

Bark Color

Grey

Fruit Color

Orange, Yellow

Fruit Season

Summer

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

High, Extra in Summer

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam

Soil Condition

Moist

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

Messy

USDA Zones

8, 9, 10, 11

Sunset Zones

15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Salt Ocean Spray, Heat

Design

Design Styles

Ranch, Seascape, Spanish

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Specimen

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring

Location Uses

Lawn, Park, Street Tree

Special Uses

Screen, Shade Tree

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Information by: PlantMaster

Photography by: Normans/George/Sortomme

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