dull-leaf wild-coffee, shortleaf wild coffee
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: red
Noted for: Showy fruits, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Tallish groundcover in mesic (moist) areas. Can be planted in groupings in shady areas. Despite the name, the leaves are pretty, almost silky or velvety in appearance.
Availability: Seed, Friends
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic
Native Habitats: Dry mesic to mesic and hydric hammock, second bottom, shell mounds, floodplains.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: