Gum Bully, Chittamwood, Black Haw, Gum Bumelia, Woolly Bumelia, Woolly Buckthorn Bumelia lanuginosa - Sideroxylon lanuginosum

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Botanical Name:

Bumelia lanuginosa







Common Name:

Gum Bully, Chittamwood, Black Haw, Gum Bumelia, Woolly Bumelia, Woolly Buckthorn

Seeds Per Pound:
0.2 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
20-45 feet
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In Stock: 0.2 lb
  • Bumelia lanuginosa

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 7 seeds)
5 gram (~ 37 seeds)
10 gram (~ 75 seeds)
1 oz (~ 213 seeds)
2 oz (~ 425 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.

The Gum Bully ( Sideroxylon lanuginosum ) is a shrub or small tree of the family Sapotaceae . It is widely distributed in the sunbelt states in the United States and in Mexico .

Sideroxylon lanuginosum, commonly known as gum bumelia, woolly bumelia or woolly buckthorn, is a narrow-crowned, spiny, deciduous tree that typically grows 20 to 45' tall. It is native to the southeastern U.S. and northern Mexico north to Missouri. In Missouri, it occurs in dry or open rocky woods and glades in the southern 1/2 of the state south of the Missouri River. From Florida to Texas, it is also seen in moister soils along streams and swamps. Oblong-obovate leaves (to 3" long) are soft-hairy underneath and persist late into fall before turning an unexceptional yellow-green. Clusters of tiny white flowers appear in the leaf axils in early summer. Steyermark maintains that this is the last Missouri tree to flower other than the fall-flowering Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel). Flowers give way to small, globular, shiny, slender-stalked fruits (to 1/2" long) which mature black in fall. Branches have sharp thorns reminiscent of osage-orange (Maclura). Cut wood exudes a milky sap. Bumelia is in the same family (Sapotaceae) as the tropical sapodilla tree (Manilkara zapota) which is the source of the chicle used in chewing gum. Lanuginosum means "having soft, downy hairs", in reference to the hair on the leaf undersides and twigs of this species. Formerly known as Bumelia lanuginosa.

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