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Dull-leaf Wild-coffee, Shortleaf Wild Coffee
Also known as Psychotria sulzneri
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms and fruits year round except during cold or drought.|
|Noted for:||Showy fruits, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Tallish groundcover in mesic (moist) areas. Can be planted in groupings in shady areas. Despite the name, the leaves are pretty, almost silky or velvety in appearance.|
|Light:||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:||Sand|
Dispersed by birds.
Attracts bees and butterflies.
|Native Habitats:||Dry mesic to mesic and hydric hammock, second bottom, shell mounds, floodplains.|
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
|General Comments:||Interesting silky-looking foliage.|