Myrcia zuzygium

Myrtle-of-the-river

Myrtaceae

Also known as Calyptranthes zuzygium

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Red,blue
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Smaller specimen tree, hedge plant, or small street tree.
Propagation:De-pulped and scarified seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: 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:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Alkaline

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Birds consume fruit.

Insects:
Native Habitats:Rockland hammock, coastal berm.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:It is listed as Endangered by the State of Florida.  Please acquire only from reputable sources with appropriate permits.