Laguncularia racemosa

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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White Mangrove


Plant Specifics

Size:20 ft tall by 20 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Green
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms primarily March-September.
Habitats:Mangrove swamps. Tends to be at higher elevations that red and black mangroves.


Recommended Uses:Useful in coastal sites both for screening, windbreak, and as a plant useful to coastal stabilization. Plant slightly upslope of red and black mangroves.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic ----- to ----- Stays Wet
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of frequent or regular inundation (usually areas with tidal inundation)
Salt Spray Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil/Substrate:Marine alluvium, Lime rock, Sand



 Attracts bees, wasps, flies and butterflies (Landry 2013).