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|Size:||8-15 (20) ft tall by 3-8 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting bark, Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage, Hurricane wind resistance|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant or hedge.|
|Propagation:||Seed, but it may take 6 months to germinate.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat 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:||Sand|
Birds eat the berries.
Attracts Halictid bees.
|Native Habitats:||Moist to dry hammocks|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Known for its sweet smelling flowers. Don't confuse this native with the two highly invasive ardisias: coral ardisia (A. crentata) and shoebutton ardisia (A. elliptica).|