Tetrazygia bicolor

Florida tetrazygia, West Indian-lilac, Florida clover ash

Melastomataceae

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: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 10-30 (40) ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen plant. Grown for its showy flowers and shiny dark green leaves with white underside. Also works for screen (hedge) and foundation planting.
Propagation: Seed, de-pulped.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH) but adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Fruits used by birds.
Native Habitats: Pine rockland, tropical rockland hammock. Disturbed areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10A,10B,11

Other

Ethnobotany: Edible fruits.
Other Comments: Threatened in the state of Florida.