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West Indian Cherry
|Size:||25-35 (50) ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen tree, edge plant, or part of a clump of trees.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- 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:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock|
|Soil pH:||Calcareous (high pH)|
Primarily dispersed by birds. Other animals also eat the fruit.
Pollinated by bees.
|Native Habitats:||Tropical rockland hammock, pine rockland.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Fruits are not edible.|
|General Comments:||Listed as Threatened by the FDACS.|