Crossopetalum rhacoma

Rhacoma, Maidenberry

Celastraceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Screen plant. Informal hedge. Specimen.
Propagation:Seed. Scarification improves germination.
Availability:Native nurseries, Specialty providers
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
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 frequent or regular inundation (usually areas with tidal inundation)
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil or other substrate:Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Fruits attract birds.

Insects:
Native Habitats:Pine rockland, 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

Comments

General Comments:Listed as Threatened in Florida. Please acquire from reputable sources.