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Locustberry, Long Key Locustberry
|Size:||5-15 (35) ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant where its showy, multi-colored flowers can be seen. Use as a large shrub to small tree.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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:||Sand|
Good cover for birds, and birds enjoy the fruit.
Larval host for the Florida Duskywing (Ephyriades brunneus). Nectar plant for a variety of butterflies.
|Native Habitats:||Pine rockland, rockland hammock.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Flower color varies, which gives the plant a multi-hued array of flowers. This species is listed as Threatened in Florida|