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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
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Little Strongbark, Smooth Strongbark
|Size:||5-7 ft tall by 4-5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|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|
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|
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.