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Smoothbark St. John's-wort
|Size:||6-10 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Blooms May to frost.|
|Noted for:||Interesting bark|
|Recommended Uses:||Best used as a shoreline plant in the Sand Hill Lakes region of Bay and Washington counties. Treat as a thin, lacy background plant with shiny bark.|
|Propagation:||Seed in appropriate settings.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation|
|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:||Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Sand|
Foliage and seeds are food source for birds and mammals.
Attracts insect pollinators, especially bees.
|Native Habitats:||Sandhill upland lake margins, sinks. Alsays open. Always sandy. Tolerant of dramatic water fluctuations.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Listed as Endangered in Florida. Please follow all State requirements for growing and transporting this species.|