Chittamwood (Bumelia)
Chittamwood (Bumelia)
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Chittamwood (Bumelia)

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LATIN NAME
Bumelia lanuginosa var. rigida

LONGEVITY
Perennial

SEASON
Warm

ORIGIN
Native

DETAILS
• Also known as, “Rigid Wooly-bucket bumelia,” “Blackhaw,” “Wooly-buckthorn,” “Wooly-bumelia,” and “False-buckthorn” to mention a few.
• Flowers June to July, and the fruit matures September to October.
• The fruit is eaten by many wildlife species. Birds are very fond of the fruit; in fact, they get it as soon as it ripens.
• A gum is freely exuded from wounds on the trunk.
• The stiff branches form a narrow crown and are often spiny.

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