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|Size:||To 20 ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Grow on support or up a tree in moist areas. Can make a good screen on a fence.|
|Considerations:||The flowers, leaves, and roots are poisonous and may be lethal to humans and livestock. The species nectar may also be toxic to honeybees if too much is consumed and honey made from Carolina Jessamine nectar may be toxic to humans.|
|Propagation:||Seed or hardwood and semi-hardwood cuttings.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|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:||Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Possibly used by hummingbirds, but toxins in the nectar may make it a last resort.
|Native Habitats:||Bogs, acidic swamps, wet river swamps.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Rarely grown but worthy of consideration for moist areas.
Poisonous and nectar may be toxic to some insects.