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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B
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Shiny-leaf Wild-coffee, Wild Coffee
|Size:||2.0 to 6.0 ft tall by 1.5 to 3.0 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms and fruits year round except during cold or drought.|
|Habitats:||Dry mesic to xeric hammock, high areas in swamps, coastal shell mounds, pine flatwoods.|
|Recommended Uses:||Small specimen plant, foundation planting, general cover plant in shaded areas.|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short 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:||Loam, Lime rock, Sand|
Birds like the fruit.
Nectar plant for atala (Eumaeus atala), great southern white (Ascia monuste), julia (Dryas iulia), Schaus' swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus), and other butterflies.
Attracts pollinators including a variety of bees and wasps, flies, and beetles.