Jacquinia keyensis

Joewood

Theophrastaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Yellow,orange
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Aroma, Fragrance, Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage, Hurricane wind resistance

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Specimen plant
Considerations:seeds are poisonous
Propagation:Seed. Do not store.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
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:Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

White-crowned pigeons and other birds feed on the fruits of joewood, and the plant provides significant cover for wildlife. (EDIS)

Insects:
 

Insect pollinators (thought to be bees and wasps seeking nectar). (EDIS)

Native Habitats:Dry sites. Coastal strand, coastal grassland, maritime hammock, pine rockland, coastal rock barren, rockland hammock.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.