Gaylussacia mosieri

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Plant Specifics

Size:1-3 ft tall;  spreads by rhizomes to form colonies.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Black
Noted for:Fall color, Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Shrub in an informal, moist garden and would make a good backdrop for a bog garden, or a good plant to plant along a moist woodland edge.
Propagation:Seed, root division, cuttings.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
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:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic



Fruits eaten by a variety of birds and mammals.


Pollinated by native bees.

Native Habitats:Bogs, wet savannas, edges of bayheads, mesic to hydric flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


Ethnobotany:Edible though seedy.
General Comments:Rarely gown likely because of its need for moist sites.