Bischofia javanica (Bishop wood) is an invasive tree in Florida

This rapidly growing evergreen or semievergreen tree can reach a height of 75 feet but usually is seen 40 to 50 feet tall in Florida.

The dense rounded crown and thick trunk used to make toog tree a popular shade tree. However, enough light will not penetrate for a lawn to grow underneath toog trees.

There are too many other high quality trees available in USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11 to encourage planting this tree.

Apparently, the fruits can be used in making wine. The seeds, which are reportedly edible, contain 30-54% oil, which is used as a lubricant.


ENH259/ST100: Bischofia javanica: Toog Tree
Bischofia javanica - Wikipedia

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