Heterosavia bahamensis

maidenbush

Phyllanthaceae

Synonyms:  Savia bahamensis

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 8-12 ft    Width: 8-12 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,green
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Aroma, fragrance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen shrub. Border plant or low screen plant.
Considerations: Slow growing.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Native Habitats: Tropical rockland hammock, pine rockland, coastal berm. In disturbed areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   

Other

Other Comments: Flowers are fragrant.