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Bourreria succulenta (Strong bark) is a small tree or shrub native to the Florida Keys and the West Indies. It is an endangered wild species. It has a narrow, irregular crown, that spreads widely, typically to 15 feet (4.57 m) in height and can be as broad as tall in full sun. The trunk is erect reaching a diameter of 2 to 6 inches (15.24 cm), with thin, brown tinged with red, slightly rough bark. Furthermore, the leaves are alternate, entire, spatulate, a smooth shiny green, and up to 5 inches long.
Also, the white flowers are borne in clusters, somewhat showy about 1/2 inch wide. They attract butterflies and other insects. Strong bark is a nectar plant. Its edible fruit is globose, bright to reddish-orange, resembling cherry tomatoes, and attracts birds. Strong bark is propagated by seed. Moreover, the plant has medicinal uses.
In cultivation, Bourreria succulenta (Strong bark) grows well in moist, well-drained limestone or sandy soils with a humus layer. Strong bark is hardy once established. You can prune and train its spreading branches into a shrub or hedge. In landscaping, use Strong Bark as an accent or specimen tree. It is an excellent choice for a native home garden or park.