Florida Boxwood - Schaefferia frutescens
A genus of only five subtropical and tropical American natives, only Florida Boxwood, also known as Yellowwod, is native to North America. It grows in southern Florida, particularly in the keys where it is rare. The trees may reach 40 feet in height and have a narrow crown formed of upright branches. The bark is thin and pale brown, and the leaves are alternate, leathery, and to three inches in length, with a pointed tip. The trees are dioecious, and the flowers are small, with four petals and sepals.The fruit is round, reddish, and borne year-round.