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Guapira Discolor



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Guapira Discolor (Blolly) is a small tree or large shrub common in coastal hammocks along the Florida east coast. It typically grows to a height of 10 to 25 feet or taller under ideal conditions. It displays  a compact, dense, round crown with branches that spread and can be as broad as it is tall. Blolly has a stout trunk with smooth, reddish-brown, gray-brown, or yellowish bark, often with patches of lichens. Moreover, leaves are simple, thick or thin, fleshy, light green, smooth, shiny, broad or narrowly elliptical and 1 – 2 inches long.

Also, flowers are tiny, yellow to green, unisexual, inconspicuous, and borne in clusters. Fruits are small, red, fleshy berries, oval, borne in clusters, and about 1/2 inch in diameter. Fruits are eaten by birds, and seeds and are for propagation. And wood is good for capentry.

In cultivation, Guapira Discolor (Blolly) does best in moist well-drained sandy or limestone soils with surface organic matter. It is a low maintenance plant once established; it takes well to pruning and can be formed into a small accent or specimen tree, or privacy hedge. The attractive foliage and fruits make this an excellent choice for a small garden, especially if native species are desired.

Additional information

Common Name

Beeftree, Blolly

Florida Native

Yes, FL Native


South Florida & The Caribbean

Flowering Season


Salt Tolerance

Low Salt Tolerance

Light Requirements

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Flower Color




Plant Type



25 gal., 25 gal. bush, 45 gal., 45 gal bush, 65 gal. bush, 65 gal., 100 gal . bush, 100 gal., 200 gal. bush, 200 gal., 300 gal. bush, 300 gal.