Chittamwood Details


  • Also Known As: Gum Bumelia, Wooly Buckthorn
  • Botanical Name: Sideroxylon lanuginosum (Bumelia lanuginosa)
  • Plant Type: Shade Tree
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Screen - Physical (e.g., barriers), Shade Provider
  • Ornamental Value: White
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds, Bees, Mammals
  • Season: Summer
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Plant Form: Rounded, Upright
  • Plant Spread: 30' - 40'
  • Plant Height: 50' - 60'


Leaves are thick and usually dark green on the upper surface. Numerous hairs make the leaves white, gray, or tan underneath. Stems and branches are thorny. In cold winters, it may defoliate.

Tree Care Guide

Chittamwood Photos