A large straggling, very thorny shrub its branches are armed with hooks and straight, hard, yellow prickles. The seeds are globular, hard, bluish grey with a smooth shiny surface. Sagargota flowers in June and fruits in November.
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Best flowering occurs in full sun. Prefers rich, light soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils, however, including poor ones.
||Fever nut, Bonduc nut
||20 to 40 feet
||June to July
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
- Plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance
- Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears
- plant care may require a bit of effort, but the results are well worth the work
- Not all plants are fragrant, but the most common and hardy do produce a sweet, carrying fragrance
- Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal
- Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area
||Full sun to part shade
||40 to 45 degrees F
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Sagargota special feature
Generally considered to be an attractive but inferior landscape tree. May be used as a lawn accent in areas where soils are poor or alkaline. Avoid planting in areas where wilt is a problem.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose