Psychotria nervosa

shiny-leaf wild-coffee, wild coffee

Rubiaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


PlantRealFlorida.org

FNPS provides this link to assist users in finding sources for native plants. In doing so, FNPS is not attesting to the accuracy of any information on the FANN webite. Some members of FANN may provide services that do not further the FNPS mission, and this link should not be considered to be an endorsement of any specific nursery, services that it provides that do not support the FNPS mission, or the quality of its products or services.

florida.plantatlas.usf.edu

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2.0 to 6.0 ft    Width: 1.5 to 3.0 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color   fruit color      red,green,brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Small specimen plant, foundation planting, general cover plant in shaded areas.
Considerations: Wild Coffee does not like constant full sun.
Propagation: Readily self-seeds, seeds can be collect from fruit and should be planted after last frost in cold areas.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: 6.1 to 7.5

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds like the fruit.
Native Habitats: Dry mesic to xeric hammock, high areas in swamps, coastal shell mounds, pine flatwoods.

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

Other Comments: Very sensitize to cold weather.