Bourreria cassinifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10B 11 

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Little Strongbark, Smooth Strongbark


Plant Specifics

Size:5-7 ft tall by 4-5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Orange
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms summer-fall. Fruits ripen fall-winter.
Habitats:Marshes, ruderal in disturbed wet areas.


Recommended Uses:Accent shrub, screen plant if used as a hedge.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock



Attracts  hummingbirds

Fruits are harvested by a variety of birds

Attracts a variety of pollinators including bees and many types of butterflies including Julieas, zebra longwings, skippers, sulphurs.

Attracts sphinx moths.