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|Size:||4-12 ft tall by 4-6 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant in a dry setting or grow as part of a scrub garden. This plant has very interesting zigzag branches which provide considerable winter interest.|
|Propagation:||Seed. Division (naturally clonal).|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Short very dry periods ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Short very dry periods ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|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:||Sand|
Birds eat the fruit and are the primary dispersers.
Pollinated by bees.
|Native Habitats:||Scrub, scrubby high pine.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Fruit is said to be bitter.|
This is an endangered species. Please acquire only from reputable nurseries.
Endemic to the central ridges, esp. the Lake Wales Ridge.
To the best of our knowledge there is no information on salt tolerance available, but given where the plant grows, there is not reason to think that it would be salt tolerant.