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David's Milkberry, Snowberry, Milkberry, David's Root, Perlilla, Canica, Cahinca, Cainea, Caninara, Aceitillo, Madreselva, Lagrimas de San Pedro, Lagrimas de Maria, Oreja de Raton, Suelda, Consuelda, Bejuco de Berac, Bejuco de Berraco, Xcanchac-che
Chiococca alba


A plant of Mexico, Florida and the tropical Americas, David's milkberry is a handsome ornamental, with thick, leathery dark green leaves and sparkling white fruits. Unfortunately, it is not hardy north of zone 10. It is an evergreen, vine-like shrub that can grow to 10 feet if it has a support to climb on. It is rare in Texas, growing near the Rio Grande in Cameron County in far South Texas. It grows best in well-drained soils, and will adapt to many soil types.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: white turning to yellow

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: round white drupe

Height: 6 to 10 feet

Width: 6 to 10 feet

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10

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