Picramnia pentandra

Florida bitterbush

Picramniaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      red,NA
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Useful as a grouped planting or potentially a small specimen tree or large shrub.
Propagation: Seed
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Larval host for the bush sulphur butterfly, Urema dina helios
Native Habitats: Tropical 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

Ethnobotany: Used as a tonic.