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Pale Lidflower, Spicewood
Also known as Calyptranthes pallens
|Size:||10-20 ft tall by 5-10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms March-September. Lifespan >50 yrs.|
|Noted for:||Aroma, fragrance, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Useful as a screen or hedge plant. Typically used in natural landscapes. Used for dense foliage and shiny leaves.|
|Considerations:||Plants tend to have many stems, but can be pruned to a single trunk.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil or other substrate:||Lime rock|
|Soil pH:||Calcareous (high pH)|
Birds and consume the fruit.
|Native Habitats:||Coastal hammocks.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Foliage may be fragrant.
Listed as Threatened by the state of Florida. Please acquire only from reputable suppliers with appropriate permits and licenses.