Myrcia neopallens

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Pale Lidflower, Spicewood


Also known as Calyptranthes pallens

Plant Specifics

Size:10-20 ft tall by 5-10 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Red,purple,black
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms March-September. Lifespan >50 yrs.
Habitats:Coastal hammocks.


Recommended Uses:Useful as a screen or hedge plant. Typically used in natural landscapes. Used for dense foliage and shiny leaves.
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:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil/Substrate:Lime rock



Birds and consume the fruit.

Provides cover.