Noronhia emarginata (Madagascar Olive)

Madagascar Olive

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Description

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Noronhia emarginata (Madagascar Olive) is a small tree or shrub growing to a height of 30 feet. Additionally, it has an upright spreading dense oval to vase-shaped irregular crown and smooth gray bark. Moreover, the leaves are entire, simple, glossy, erect, and opposite. Also, the leaves are elliptical to obovate and 4 to 6 inches. Flowers are white to yellow, inconspicuous, fragrant, borne in clusters, blooms globose, fleshy, cup-like in shape with 4 petals, and about 1/4 inch across. Fruits globose, slightly rough, initially bright yellow ripening to dark brown, drying hard, about 3/4 inches long and edible. Propagation is by cuttings or seeds.

Furthermore, this plant grows well in a range of soil types if well-drained and is known for its hardiness and resistance to salt and wind. It needs pruning for a pleasing form and strong structure. In landscaping, Noronhia emarginata (Madagascar Olive) is ideal for the seaside, as a windbreak or privacy hedge, and as a specimen plant in gardens and parks for its attractive foliage and form. It can be grown along roadways without sidewalks, in parking lot islands, highway medians, and in containers. A cluster of trees provides an attractive grouping. Also suitable for a xerophytic garden. Litter from fruit fall may present a problem.

Additional information

Gallons

25 gal., 50 gal., 65 gal., 100 gal., 200 gal., 300 gal.

Common Name

Madagascar Olive

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native

Origin

Madagascar

Flowering Season

Spring-Summer

Salt Tolerance

High Salt Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

High Drought Tolerance

Growth Rate

Slow Growth Rate

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Flower Color

White to Yellow

Shape

Wide Canopy

Plant Type

Evergreen

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