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Florida Tetrazygia, West Indian-lilac, Florida Clover Ash
Also known as Tetrazygia bicolor
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms late spring into summer.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant. Grown for its showy flowers and shiny dark green leaves with white underside. Also works for screen (hedge) and foundation planting.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed|
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:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock|
|Soil pH:||Slightly acidic|
Fruits used by birds.
Insect pollinated, largely by bees.
|Native Habitats:||Pine rockland, tropical rockland hammock. Disturbed areas.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Threatened in the State of Florida. Please acquire plants from reputable sources with any needed permits.|