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Florida Privet, Florida Swampprivet
|Size:||5-15 ft tall by 5-10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms in early spring. Fruits ripen late spring. Moderate live span (Nelson 2003).|
|Noted for:||Hurricane wind resistance|
|Recommended Uses:||Hedges, screens.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.|
|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:||-|
Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit and use the privet for cover. Especially important for songbirds because the fruits mature before most other fleshy fruits ripen.
Pollinated by bees.
|Native Habitats:||Dry sites. Coastal hammocks, coastal scrub, thickets.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures