Picramnia pentandra

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Florida Bitterbush

Picramniaceae

Plant Specifics

Size:10-15 ft tall by about 5 ft wide.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Evergreen
Habitats:Tropical rockland hammock.

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Useful as a grouped planting or potentially a small specimen tree or large shrub.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Sand

Wildlife

birdcaterpillarpollinator

Birds eat the seed. 

Dispersal is by birds and gravity.

Larval host for the bush sulphur butterfly, Urema dina helios

Attracts generalist pollinators.