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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B
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|Size:||3-15 (20) ft tall by 3-8 ft wide. Taller in southern Florida than to the north.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Flowers intermittently throughout the year.|
|Habitats:||Moist to dry hammocks|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant or hedge.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|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 Tolerance:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
Birds eat the berries.
Attracts Halictid bees.