Ernodea littoralis

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Beach-creeper, Golden Creeper


Plant Specifics

Size:2-3 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,orange,pink,red
Fruit Color:Yellow
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
Moisture Tolerance:
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.