Lyonia mariana

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Piedmont Staggerbush


Plant Specifics

Size:to 7 ft tall by 3-4 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Brown,NA
Noted for:Fall color, Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Can be used as a specimen shrub or in a screen.
Considerations:Slow growing.
Availability:Friends, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat 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
Soil pH:Acidic



Attracts bees.

Native Habitats:Edges of flatwoods marshes, cypress-hardwood pond margins, bogs, shrub-tree swamps, hydric and low mesic flatwoods, occasionally in well-drained mixed woodlands and sandhill, creek swamps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Has larger flowers than most lyonias.