Rivina humilis

rouge plant

Phytolaccaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 ft    Width: 1-3 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology:

evergreen

Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:

Foundation plantings, small speciment plants. Of year-round interest since it has both blooms and fruits nearly all year.

Considerations:

This plant grows naturally is protected woodland locations. Its weak wood can break easily if exposed to wind or physical disturbance.

Propagation:

Seeds and cuttings.

Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant   wildlife plant  

Seeds eaten by birds and other animals.

Native Habitats:

Woods. Moist and well-drained sand, loam, clay, or calcareous soils.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   9A,9B,10A,10B

Other

Ethnobotany:

The berries have been used for cosmetics, hence the name rouge plant.