Eugenia confusa

ironwood, red-berry stopper

Myrtaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-25 (40) ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen tree.
Considerations: Slow growing.
Propagation: De-pulped seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds and other wildlife consume fruit.
Native Habitats: 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: Listed as endangered by the State of Florida. Please acquire in an environmentally conscientious manner. Retain in the natural landscape if present.