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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B
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|Size:||6-8 ft tall by 5-7 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Dry sites. Tropical hammock, coastal berm, shell mound. Disturbed area.|
|Recommended Uses:||Use as a short-lived "shrub". Dies back with freezing but will re-sprout from the roots. Use as a specimen plant.|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
Larval host plant for gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus) butterflies.
Flowers attract bees, flies, thrips, grass hoppers, and beetles, and ants (Kale 2014).