Licania michauxii

gopher-apple

Chrysobalanaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 0.5 to 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      yellow
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Groundcover in dry, sunny settings.
Propagation: Divide or plant from seed. Said to be difficult to transplant from field-divided material, but nursery grown plants are much easier to establish.
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
Soil pH Range: Slightly acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Fruits are eaten by small mammals and gopher tortoises.
Native Habitats: Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, sandhill, dry secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   9A,9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Ethnobotany: Fruits are edible.