Calyptranthes pallens

pale lidflower, spicewood

Myrtaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-20 (40) ft    Width: 5-10 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color   fruit color      red,purple,black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy fruits, aroma, fragrance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Useful as a screen or hedge plant. Typically used in natural landscapes. Used for dense foliage and shiny leaves.
Considerations: Plants tend to have many stems, but can be pruned to a single trunk.
Propagation: De-pulped seed.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Native Habitats: Coastal hammocks.

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: Foliage may be fragrant. Listed as Threatened by the state of Florida.