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Beachberry, Inkberry, Gullfeed
|Size:||4-6 ft tall by 4-8 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||If present in the landscape, retain. Use as a shrub in coastal areas where it can make a nice screen, form a hedge, or be a foundation plant. Also appropriate for dune stabilization.|
|Propagation:||Seed and layering.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- 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:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
|Soil pH:||Calcareous (high pH)|
Fruits attract birds.
Bees are believed to be the primary pollinators. Also attracts wasps, moths, and ants.
|Native Habitats:||Coastal sites.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||This is a rare plant. Please acquire from a reputable nursery. It is close kin to an invasive exotic (S. frutescens)from Australia -- be sure you are planting the native.|