|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Forms thickets. Best used as a screen or buffer plant.|
|Propagation:||Seed, softwood cuttings.|
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:||Loam, Lime rock, Sand|
Birds and small mammals consume the fruit.
Larval host for cecropia silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia) and spring azure butterfly (Celastrina ladon).
Attracts long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, and butterflies.
|Native Habitats:||Dry woods.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures