Native to the southeastern United States. Thick dark green leaves turn a yellow color in fall. The tree is attractive and valued for its fruit and wood. Its fruit is sweet and similar in taste to an apricot, and its wood is strong and resistant.
- Wood used to make golf clubs heads, flooring veneer, and billiard cues
- Non-astringent: Fruit must ripen on the tree to be sweet
- Orange fruit that stays on limbs after leaves fall