Pithecellobium keyense

Florida Keys blackbead

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 8 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      white,orange,pink
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Screen or hedge plant. Informal foundation shrub. Blooms profusely in late fall. Fruits are contorted and split open to reveal red seeds.
Propagation: Seed
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Host plant for Large Orange Sulfur (Phoebis agarithe) and Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius).
Native Habitats: Tropical/coastal hammock edges, dunes, fields. Dry sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10A,10B,11