Randia aculeata

white indigo berry

Rubiaceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-10 ft    Width: 3-6 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      white
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy fruits, thorns, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen plant. Shrub border or foundation plant. Will tolerate sheeting. Valued for its shiny foliage and dense branching.
Considerations: Often produces spines at the bases of leaves.
Propagation: (from IRC website) Can be grown from de-pulped seed and cuttings. Scatter seeds over soil and barely cover. Place in light shade. Transplant into liners after first true leaves emerge.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Larval host for tantalus sphinx (Aellopus tantalus) moths. Nectar plant for Schaus' swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus) and other butterflies.
Native Habitats: Edges of coastal hammocks, pine rocklands, rocky flats.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: Fruit is a white berry with indigo pulp.