Lyonia fruticosa

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Plant Specifics

Size: ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Brown
Habitats:Dry-moist sites. Cutthroat seeps, scrub, scrubby flatwoods, scrub.


Recommended Uses:Retain if present. Can be used as part of a screen in a dry site setting.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long 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



Attracts bees.  The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Lyonia fruticosa at Archbold Biological Station as reported by Coastal Plain Plants Wiki.

  • Apidae: Bombus impatiens
  • Colletidae: Colletes banksi, C. distinctus, C. productus, C. sp. A
  • Halictidae: Augochloropsis sumptuosa
  • Sphecidae: Stictia carolina
  • Vespidae: Monobia quadridens