Also known as Rapanea punctata, Rapanea cubana
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Hedge or screen plant. Can be used on the edges of parking lots. Fairly narrow in form.|
|Propagation:||Can be grown from seed.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- 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:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil or other substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Sand|
Good wildlife shelter. Birds eat the fruits.
|Native Habitats:||Hammocks, pinelands, sloughs, seasonally flooded marshes in pine rocklands.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
It's quite hardy and tolerant of difficult environments.
The herbarium specimen from Wakulla County is from a natural area. It is a 2012 specimen and could represent a range expansion.