Mamey sapote is a large and highly ornamental evergreen tree that can reach a height of 15 to 45 meterst.It is mainly propagated by grafting, which ensures the new plant has the same characteristics as the parent
Manilkara zapota, commonly known as the sapodilla is a long-lived, evergreen tree native to It is called ciku (pronounced chiku) in standard Malay and sawo nilo in Kelantanese Malay. In Chinese, the name is mistakenly translated by many.
||36 inch (91 cm)
||6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||9 to 15 m (30 and 49 feet)
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Sapodilla can grow to more than 30 m (98 ft) tall with an average trunk diameter of 1.5 m (4.9 ft). The average height of cultivated specimens, however, is usually between 9 and 15 m (30 and 49 ft) with a trunk diameter not exceeding 50 cm (20 in).It is wind-resistant and the bark is rich in a white,
gummy latex called chicle. The ornamental leaves are medium green and glossy. They are alternate, elliptic to ovate, 7 to 15 cm long, with an entire margin.
Despite its temperature tolerance, if you want to grow a sapodilla tree in a less than semi-tropical area, it would be prudent to either grow it in a greenhouse or as a container plant that can be moved to a protected area in case of inclement weather.
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||26 to 28 degrees F.
||Apply any organic fertilizer
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose