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Florida Hobblebush, Pipewood, Agarista
|Size:||5-15 ft tall by 5-8 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant, foundation planting, screen.|
|Considerations:||Old stems should be pruned. Plant tends to sucker, so plant where suckers are an asset.|
|Propagation:||Seed or cuttings.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Clay, Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Some birds and other wildlife consume fruit. Foliage is poisonous.
Attracts bees and butterflies.
|Native Habitats:||Seepage areas, moist hammocks, swamps, river floodplains|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Toxic to humans. and some animals.|