~BLOOD HORN~ Ochrosia elliptica SALT TOLERANT Tree 15 Deer Hoof Seeds Collector
Distribution: Northern and central coastal Queensland, in coastal dune vine
thickets behind mangroves. New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island and parts of Melanesia.
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Other Names: Deer Hoof Seed; Mangrove Ochrosia; Kopsia; Wedge Apple;
Red Berrywood Tree (Lord
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Ochrosia elliptica grows into a large shrub or small spreading tree 5 to 9
metres tall. Bloodhorn has attractive leathery dark green elliptic to obovate
leaves up to 8-20cm long and 4-8cm wide. The leaves occur in whorls of 3 or
From October to February, the flowers occur in axilliary clusters and are
small, yellow/white and fragrant. They are followed by pairs of striking red
fruit 5-6 cm long by 2-3 cm in diameter, which resemble elongated tomatoes
or a pair of red horns. This gives rise to its common name of Bloodhorn. Unfortunately, the fruit are poisonous, and plants bleed white
sap copiously when wounded.
Bloodhorn may be found to within a few meters of the sea and has potential
in beach stabilization projects. Obviously salt tolerant, it would make an
attractive specimen plant for a coastal garden in a warm climate, though the
fact that the attractive fruit are poisonous must be taken into account.
photo of multiple
species is frost sensitive and has been rarely cultivated except
by a few enlightened enthusiasts.
Bloodhorn has attractive leathery dark green elliptic to obovate leaves.
Curious fruit resemble elongated tomatoes or a pair of red horns.
Obviously salt tolerant, Bloodhorn makes an attractive specimen plant for a coastal garden in a warm climate.
Derivation of Name: Ochrosia.
(the common name for the genus is "yellow wood")..
From Greek ochros, yellow or pale yellow,
apparently in reference to the color of the wood of some species.
elliptica...referring to the elliptical shape of the leaves.
Propagation is from fresh seed or cuttings.
Ochrosia is a member of the Oleander,
frangipani and vinca family. It is a small evergreen tree with leathery
leaves. It produces an interesting but poisonous fruit. The fruit has a
pit and smells like watermelon. The leaves are beautifully dark green
and it makes a nice small shade tree.
Height: 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
Spacing: 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Danger: Seed is poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: White/Near, White, Cream/Tan
Bloom Time: Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Foliage: Grown for foliage
Rubbery-Textured, Red fruits
Other details: Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
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