Horse Sugar Tree

Horse Sugar Tree

Horse Sugar Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Symplocos tinctoria
Hardiness Zones:   7 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist to dry soil; tolerates seasonal flooding and poor soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Upright to rounded
Height:   15 to 35'
Weight:   15 to 20
Leaf:   3 to 6" alternate simple, lustrous dark green leaves; some leaves may remain until spring
Flower/Fruit:   Compact cluster of yellow to cream fluffy flowers in early spring on previous years growth; fragrant; orange to brown fruit
Comments:    Native; seeds eaten by birds
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --