Chiococca alba

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Plant Specifics

Size:To 10 ft tall by To 10 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms and fruits year round.
Noted for:Showy flowers, Showy fruits


Recommended Uses:Background plant somewhere between a shrub and vine in character.
Considerations:Weak--needs support. Can be aggressive in the home landscape.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:



Birds and other wildlife consume fruit. 


Larval host for the Miami blue butterfly (Cyclargus thomasi) and Snowberry clearwing moth (Hemaris diffinis).

Attracts a variety of pollinators.

Native Habitats:Coastal hammocks, pine rocklands, coastal flats, disturbed forest edges.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Nice blog article by Florida Wildflower Foundation.