Forestiera segregata

Florida Privet, Florida Swampprivet

Oleaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow,green
Fruit Color:Blue,purple,black
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Hurricane wind resistance

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Hedges, screens.
Considerations:Reseeds.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
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:-
Soil pH:Alkaline

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

 Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit and use the privet for cover.

Insects:
 

Pollinated by bees.

Native Habitats:Dry sites. Coastal hammocks, coastal scrub, thickets.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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