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Jacquinia Keyensis (Joewood) is a native Florida tree or shrub of small to moderate size reaching a height of 15 feet. Additionally, it has a rounded crown, usually as broad as tall, crooked branches and a stout trunk. It has thin, smooth, gray mottled bark, dappled with lichens.
Moreover, leaves are light green, simple, alternate, oblanceolate, leathery, thick, shiny, and 2 inches long. Furthermore, the flowers are borne in short clusters at branch ends, the blooms are small, white to cream-colored, 5-petaled, fragrant and semi-showy. Additionally, the fruits are round berries, green-yellow ripening to reddish-orange. They measure about 3/8 inch in diameter, with numerous seeds. Propagation occurs through seeds.
Joewood is adequate for sandy or limestone soils; this should be moist but rarely flooded. In landscaping, it has applications as a specimen shrub or pruned to form a small tree, perfect for in-home gardens and patio. Additionally, grows in the ground as well as containers, and makes a perfect bonsai plant and as a native plant garden.
Also it is ideal for seaside locations as it is high salt tolerant. Keeping in mind that In seaside locations where rainfall is regular, the salt spray accumulations are washed off the leaves. Wild populations of Jacquinia Keyensis (Joewood) in Florida are threatened.
Other names: Jacquinia keyensis minutifolia, Joewood, Wash Wood