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|Size:||climbs to 10 or more. ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Grow on a fence, trellis, or arbor. In informal settings, allow to twine around tree or shrub stems. Interesting bell-shaped flowers and whorled white sprays of fruit.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long 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:||Sand|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
Birds and other small wildlife consume seed.
Larval host for mournful thyris (Thyris sepulchralis).
Attracts various pollinators, especially bees.
|Native Habitats:||Dry mesic upland mixed forest, sandhill.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures