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Climbing Heather, Climbing Pieris, Fetterbush
|Showy flowers, Interesting foliage
|This grows as a viney shrubl. Can be grown as a shrub if pruned but could also be trained against an arbor or post.
|Part Shade, Shade
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:
Said to attract early spring pollinators (Using Georgia Native Plants Blog).
|Upland mixed forests, sandhill, cypress swamps, moist pinelands, white cedar swamps, sandhills near sinkhole ponds, often climbing on pond cypress or slash pin or white cedar.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Based on BONAP maps, the ISB maps and specimens, and one author's personal observations, the range of this species appears to be those parts of the coastal plain and adjacent areas of sandhill where there are seepage wetlands. The range extend from Mississippi to South Carolina. It may be excluded from the southern half of the Florida peninsula temperatures unsuitable for its reproduction.