ANACUA Sugarberry, Boraginaceae
Ehretia anacua - Borage Family
DESCRIPTION: Medium tree with evergreen, dark-green, sandpapery leaves
Height: 15-40 feet.
Flowers: Fragrant, white, clustered near
branch ends; early spring and after summer rainfall.
Fruit.- Edible, yellow to red two-seeded
Foliage: Evergreen, dark-green, rough like
Bark: Thick, furrowed bark, gray to reddish-brown.
Growth rate: Moderate.
Avoid planting over heavily-traveled
walkways where fruit would be crushed; generally not subject to disease. Propagation: Seed, root
Wooded areas near rivers and resacas.
Flowers heavily used by butterflies and bees; fruit by birds; cover,
Deep shade; spring blooms look like the tree is covered with snow; unusual mature trunks look like several corded trunks
have been bound together.