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Partridge Berry, Twinberry
|1-2 inches ft
|Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage
|Typically grown as a curiosity. This is a very small plant that acts as a groundcover with the caveat that the plants are very small. Keep it in a natural forested setting or establish in such an area.
|Seed or division of existing groups of plants.
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
|Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
|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:
|Acid to neutral
Birds and small mammals consume the berries which mature in the fall and are retained through the winter and spring.
Bumblebees pollinate the flowers. Cross-pollination, required for seed set, is controlled by factors that permit germination of pollen from long anthers only on the stigmas of a different flower with a long styles; conversely, pollen from short anthers can germinate only on the stigmas of a different flower with a short styles. (VNPS).
|Hammocks, upland hardwood forests, upland mixed forest, seep slopes, second bottom and levees in floodplains.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|This little plant produces two flowers with ovaries that fuse into a single fruit.