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Mammea americana, Mammee Apple

Resembling an evergreen Magnolia tree, the South American Apricot tree is grown for its sizeable, aromatic fruits. However, seeds are said to be extremely poisonous. This could make a unique shade or ornamental tree.

Clear all turf away from beneath the branches and mulch to the drip line, especially on young trees, to reduce competition with turf and weeds. This will allow roots to become well established and keep plants healthier. Prune the tree so trunks and branches will not rub each other. Remove some secondary branches on main branches with included bark. This reduces the likelihood of the main branch splitting from the tree later when it has grown to become an important part of the landscape.

Locate the tree properly, taking into account the ultimate size, since the tree looks best if it is not pruned to control size. The tree can enhance any landscape with its delightful spring flush of foliage. It can be the centerpiece of your landscape if properly located.

Mammee Apple Photos

Mammee Apple

Mammee Apple Bark

Mammee Apple Leaves