Calyptranthes zuzygium

myrtle-of-the-river

Myrtaceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-20 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      red,blue
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Smaller specimen tree, hedge plant, or small street tree.
Propagation: De-pulped and scarified seed.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil pH Range: alkaline

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Birds and other wildlife consume fruit.
Native Habitats: Rockland hammock, coastal berm.

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: It is listed as endangered by the state of Florida.