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|Size:||6-10 (20) ft tall by 6-10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage, Hurricane wind resistance|
|Recommended Uses:||Hedge or specimen plant in coastal areas.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
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:||Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.|
|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:||Neutral to calcareous|
Host plant for Martial Scrub Hairstreak (Strymon martialis) and Mallow Scrub Hairstreak (Strymon istapa).
A nectar plant for these and many other butterflies and bees.
|Native Habitats:||Dunes, beaches, coastal scrub, sandy thickets.|
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:||Works well to control erosion (wind and water) on dunes.|