Bourreria cassinifolia

Little Strongbark

Boraginaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Orange
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Accent shrub, screen plant if used as a hedge.
Propagation:
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
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:Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Calcarious

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

  • Attracts  hummingbirds
  • Fruits are harvested by a variety of birds

Insects:
  

Attracts a variety of pollinators including bees and many types of butterflies

Native Habitats:Marshes, ruderal in disturbed wet areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10B 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Listed as Endangered in Florida. Please acquire only from reputable nurseries.