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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B
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|Size:||6-10 (20) ft tall by 6-10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms year round. Slow growing and moderately-long lived (Nelson 2003).|
|Habitats:||Dunes, beaches, coastal scrub, sandy thickets.|
|Recommended Uses:||Hedge or specimen plant in coastal areas.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- 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:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
Host plant for Martial Scrub Hairstreak (Strymon martialis) and Mallow Scrub Hairstreak (Strymon istapa).
A nectar plant for these and many other butterflies and bees.