Colubrina elliptica

Soldierwood

Rhamnaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow,green
Fruit Color:Orange,red
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Small specimen tree or large shrub. Background edge plantings.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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:Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
  

Attracts abundant insects including bees, wasps, butterflies, and diurnal moths. The species is considered a honey plant, furnishing both nectar and pollen to non-native honeybees (Apis mellifera L.)

Native Habitats:Tropical rockland hammock

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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