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Little Strongbark, Smooth Strongbark
|Size:||5-7 ft tall by 4-5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms summer-fall. Fruits ripen fall-winter.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Accent shrub, screen plant if used as a hedge.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
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:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock|
Fruits are harvested by a variety of birds
Attracts a variety of pollinators including bees and many types of butterflies including Julieas, zebra longwings, skippers, sulphurs.
Attracts sphinx moths.
|Native Habitats:||Marshes, ruderal in disturbed wet areas.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Listed as Endangered in Florida. Please acquire only from reputable nurseries.
The US range is limited to Florida. Globally, it is also found in the West Indies.