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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
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Florida Tetrazygia, West Indian-lilac, Florida Clover Ash
Also known as Tetrazygia bicolor
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|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.|
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.