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  La Coma (Saffron-Plum)  
Common Name: La Coma (Saffron-Plum)
Latin Name: Bumelia celastrina
Tree Size: Small
Leaf Type: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Leathery leaves, dark blue berry-like fruit.
Comments: Close relative of the more cold-tolerant Gum Bumelia
Problems: Small thorns on branches. Fall webworm can infest trees.
Firewise: Yes
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