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Garcinia magnifolia

Garcinia magnifolia

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Garcinia magnifolia Seeds

Garcinia magnifolia is native to Costa Rica, Panama, western Colombia, Ecuador, northern Peru, southern Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and northern Brazil. The tree rarely exceeds 20 feet (6 meters) in height and is male and female reproductive organs in separate individuals - you need 2 (male and female) for fruitdioecious but is capable of self-pollination. It is fairly cold tolerant, with mature trees surviving brief temperatures of 28 F (-2 C), and has evergreen leaves which are widest near the middleelliptical in shape. It often begins to produce fruit after 5-7 years of developing, and the fruit specialized outward growth surrounding a seedarils are edible, which have been described as being sub-acid to sour in flavor.

The flowers develop in clusters on wood that is at least two years old. It is adaptable to many different soils but in neutral, alkaline, or deficient soils it may suffer from iron deficiency. It can grow in full shade, but fruiting may be limited. It does not tolerate salt but does tolerate moderate drought. It is also able to be grown in 15-25 gallon containers.

If you like Garcinia magnifolia, you might also like Barringtonia sp."Giant Red Leaf" or Porcelia mediocris
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