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|Size:||10-15 ft tall by 5-8 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms in spring.|
|Noted for:||Interesting bark, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Use where this small tree's interesting shape will be an asset. Does well as a small specimen tree near walkways. Also useful as a screen in dry settings.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|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:||Sand|
Attracts bees. The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Lyonia ferruginea at Archbold Biological Station as reported by Coastal Plant Plants Wiki.
|Native Habitats:||Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, overgrown sandhill.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
New leaves are rusty-orange. Easy to care for.
Can grow as a small tree or a shrub.