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|Size:||5 ft tall by 5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms late fall. Can live 25-50 years (Nelson 2003)|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen or hedge plant.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat long very dry periods ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat long very dry periods ----- to ----- Very long 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:||-|
Attracts butterflies and moths, bees, and other insects. Documented bees include Colletes mandibularis, Agaposternon splendens, Augochlora pzcra, Augochlorella aurata, Augochloropsis rnetallica, Dialictus ~niniatulus, D. nymnphalis, D. placidensis, Anthidiellum notaturn rufimaculatum, Coelioxys mexicarza, C. sayi, Megachile merzdica, M. pruina, M. xylocopoides, Epeolus carolilzus, Bolnbzcs impatiens and Xylocopa virginica krombeini (Deyrup et al. 2002)
|Native Habitats:||Sandhill, open areas in xeric hammock, scrub, scrubby-sandhill, scrubby flatwoods.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Fruits are showy from mid-distance until spring.
Salt tolerance is unknown but given known locations for the plant, we assume it is likely to be low.