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|Size:||20 ft tall by 20 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms primarily March-September.|
|Noted for:||Aroma, fragrance, Hurricane wind resistance|
|Recommended Uses:||Useful in coastal sites both for screening, windbreak, and as a plant useful to coastal stabilization. Plant slightly upslope of red and black mangroves.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Aquatic ----- to ----- Stays Wet)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Aquatic ----- to ----- Stays Wet|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of frequent or regular inundation (usually areas with tidal inundation)|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Marine alluvium, Lime rock, Sand|
Attracts bees, wasps, flies and butterflies (Landry 2013).
|Native Habitats:||Mangrove swamps. Tends to be at higher elevations that red and black mangroves.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
It's called "white mangrove" because it exudes extra salt through special glands which makes the leaves appear white.
The word "mangrove" refers to all types of trees that have adapted to living in the sea. Worldwide, there are 23 genera from eight different families that have species that are described as mangroves.