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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
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|Size:||Stems 12.0 to 15.0 ft long|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Flower Color:||Coral (pinkish with orange tints)|
|Phenology:||Evergreen, may be deciduous in parts of northern FL. Blooms spring to fall.|
|Habitats:||Upland hardwood forests, floodplains, secondary woods.|
Given a trellis or fence this plant makes a great hedge. It can also make a good groundcover though it will not bloom as well as it does with support.
Expect this plant to be evergreen in most of Florida but deciduous in colder areas.
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|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|
|Soil/Substrate:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
Flowers attract hummingbirds.
Birds, especially cardinals, eat the seeds - digesting the outer flesh of the fruit and aiding in distribution of the seed.
Larval host for Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon) and Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis) butterflies.