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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
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Also known as Capparis cynophallophora
|Size:||6 to 12 (18) ft tall by 6-10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Flowers spring-summer. Fruits summer-fall. Moderately long-lived (Nelson 2003)|
|Habitats:||Dry sites. Coastal hammocks. Disturbed sites.|
|Recommended Uses:||Use as a specimen plant. Can also be used as a hedge.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.|
|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:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand|
Attracts various pollinators.
Larval host for Florida white (Appias drusilla) butterflies.