Miconia bicolor

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10B 11 

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Florida Tetrazygia, West Indian-lilac, Florida Clover Ash


Also known as Tetrazygia bicolor

Plant Specifics

Size:10-30 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms late spring into summer.
Habitats:Pine rockland, tropical rockland hammock. Disturbed areas.


Recommended Uses:Specimen plant. Grown for its showy flowers and shiny dark green leaves with white underside. Also works for screen (hedge) and foundation planting.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very 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
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock



Fruits used by birds.  

Insect pollinated, largely by bees.