Yellow Wood or Florida Boxwood TreeYellow Wood, Florida Boxwood (Schaefferia frutescens, Jacq.)-This rival of the Old-World boxwood grows on the Florida Keys, though the greed of lumbermen has narrowed its range materially, and the big trees have been cut down long ago.
It has hard, close, yellow wood, which is used in cabinet work and for fine furniture. The tree is quite a handsome one, with persistent leaves, and yellow flowers followed by scarlet berries.
It is a common tree in the West Indies, where its lumber is an important article of commerce. It is chiefly exported to England.