Vallesia antillana

pearl berry, tearshrub

Apocynaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 5-10.    Width: 5-10 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      white
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy fruits, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen shrub. Foliage is shiny, attractive. Grown mostly for its interesting, translucent fruits.
Propagation: De-pulped seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: alkaline

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Tropical rockland hammock, coastal rock barren, beach dune, coastal strand. Lower Keys only.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   

Other

Other Comments: It is listed as endangered by the state of Florida and as critically imperiled in South Florida by The Institute for Regional Conservation.