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|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Aroma, fragrance, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage, Thorns, Hurricane wind resistance|
|Recommended Uses:||Hedge plant. Screen plant.|
|Propagation:||Seed. Slow growing.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of inundation with 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:||Lime rock, Sand|
Fruit are eaten by birds and mammals. It provides nesting sites and cover. .
Appreciated by a variety of insects as a nectar source.
|Native Habitats:||Coastal hammocks, salt flats.|
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
|Ethnobotany:||Fruits are edible.|