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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B
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|Size:||to 20 ft tall by to 10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Semi-evergreen. Blooms all year unless they freeze back.|
|Habitats:||Dry sites. Coastal forests, upland forests, hammocks.|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen or hedge plant. Also works well in informal background thickets.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|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|
Birds and small mammals eat the fruits and disperse seeds.
Hummingbirds come for nectar
Larval host for the pluto sphinx moth
Butterflies, noted for attracting zebrawing
Attracts long-tongued bees including bumblebees.