Heterosavia bahamensis

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Maidenbush

Phyllanthaceae

Also known as Savia bahamensis

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Size:8-12 ft tall by 8-12 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,green
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Aroma, Fragrance, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Specimen shrub. Border plant or low screen plant.
Considerations:Slow growing.
Propagation:
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
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:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:

Attracts pollinators.

Insects:
 
Native Habitats:Tropical rockland hammock, pine rockland, coastal berm. In disturbed areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10B 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Flowers are fragrant.