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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
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Partridge Berry, Twinberry
|Size:||1-2 inches ft|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Hammocks, upland hardwood forests, upland mixed forest, seep slopes, second bottom and levees in floodplains.|
|Recommended Uses:||Typically grown as a curiosity. This is a very small plant that acts as a groundcover with the caveat that the plants are very small. Keep it in a natural forested setting or establish in such an area.|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|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|
Birds and small mammals consume the berries which mature in the fall and are retained through the winter and spring.
Bumblebees pollinate the flowers. Cross-pollination, required for seed set, is controlled by factors that permit germination of pollen from long anthers only on the stigmas of a different flower with a long styles; conversely, pollen from short anthers can germinate only on the stigmas of a different flower with a short styles. (VNPS).