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Torchwood, Sea Torchwood
|Size:||15-20 (40) ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms spring-fall.|
|Noted for:||Aroma, fragrance, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Noted for its 3-parted glossy leaves. Can be used as as a specimen plant, screen, or possibly a hedge.|
|Propagation:||Seed or separation of root suckers.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of inundation with brackish water|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil or other substrate:||-|
The fruit is eaten by birds and small mammals. Also used for cover or nesting by birds.
Larval host plant for Bahamian swallowtail (Heraclides andraemon), giant swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) and Schaus' swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus) butterflies.
|Native Habitats:||Coastal uplands|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Said to be edible.|