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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
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Beach-creeper, Golden Creeper
|Size:||2-3 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms and fruits all year.|
|Habitats:||Dunes, coastal areas with rocky soils (sunny, open areas), pine rockland|
|Recommended Uses:||Low specimen plant, mass plantings. Can be used as a low hedge, even sheared. Useful for beach dune stabilization.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.|
|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:||Lime rock, Sand|
Provides food for birds.
Flowers attract butterflies.