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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B
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Simpson's Stopper, Twinberry
|Size:||5-20 ft tall by 3-15 ft wide with the potential to form small clones.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Flowers sporadically throughout the year with best bloom in spring and early summer.|
|Habitats:||Tropical rockland hammock, coastal hammock.|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant. Roadsides, parking lot edges, and medians. Smaller forms can make good foundation screens.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
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:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil/Substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand|
Birds eat the fruits.
Attracts bees and butterflies.