Sapphireberry Tree

Sapphireberry Tree

Sapphireberry Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Symplocos paniculata
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Slow
Site Requirements:   Sun to light shade; light to heavy well drained soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Large rounded shrub to low branched small tree; wide spreading with age; twiggy
Height:   15 to 20
Weight:   10 to 20'
Leaf:   1.5 to 3.5" alternate, simple leaves; nonshowy fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Creamy white, fragrant flowers on 2 to 3" panicles in early summer; .3" bright turquoise blue fruit in fall
Comments:    Easy to transplant; long lived; excellent for attracting birds; best to plant 2 or more trees for cross pollination
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --