Chiococca alba

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B 

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Plant Specifics

Size:To 10 ft tall by To 10 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms and fruits year round.
Habitats:Coastal hammocks, pine rocklands, coastal flats, disturbed forest edges.


Recommended Uses:Background plant somewhere between a shrub and vine in character.
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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).
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Lime rock, Sand



Birds and other wildlife consume fruit. 

Larval host for the Miami blue butterfly (Cyclargus thomasi) and Snowberry clearwing moth (Hemaris diffinis).

Attracts a variety of pollinators.