Mamani (Chrysophylla)

The Mamani (Chrysophylla) is generally described as a perennial tree or shrub. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the year round . The Mamani (Chrysophylla) has gray-green foliage and inconspicuous yellow flowers, with an abuncance of conspicuous yellow fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the winter, with fruit and seed production starting in the spring and continuing until summer. Leaves are retained year to year. The Mamani (Chrysophylla) has a long life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate. At maturity, the typical Mamani (Chrysophylla) will reach up to 40 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 40 feet.

The Mamani (Chrysophylla) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by bare root, container, seed. It has a moderate ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have medium vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 24°F. has medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Tree, Shrub
Growth Period Year Round
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Long
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Winter
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Single Stem
Drought Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Height When Mature 40
Vegetative Spread None
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Spring Summer
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Container, Seed
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature 24
Soil Depth for Roots 24
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability Yes
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5.5–7.5 pH
Precipitation Range 40–40 inches/yr
Planting Density 400–1600 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 24
Minimum Frost-Free Days 350 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention Yes
Palatability High
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database,
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA