Byrsonima lucida

locustberry, Long Key locustberry

Malpighiaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 5-15 (35) ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      white,pink,red
Fruit Color: fruit color      orange
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen plant where its showy, multi-colored flowers can be seen. Use as a large shrub to small tree.
Propagation: Seed
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Larval host for the Florida Duskywing (Ephyriades brunneus). Nectar plant for a variety of butterflies. Good cover for birds, and birds enjoy the fruit.
Native Habitats: Pine rockland, rockland hammock.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: Flower color varies, which gives the plant a multi-hued array of flowers. This species is listed as Threatened in Florida