Myrcia zuzygium

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Also known as Calyptranthes zuzygium

Plant Specifics

Size:15-20 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Red,blue
Habitats:Rockland hammock, coastal berm.


Recommended Uses:Smaller specimen tree, hedge plant, or small street tree.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
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:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Loam, Sand



Birds consume fruit.