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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
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Bloodberry, Butterfly-sage, Curacao Bush
Also known as Cordia globosa
|Size:||6 to 10 ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms and fruits most of the year.|
|Habitats:||Old fields, open areas, edges of hammocks.|
|Recommended Uses:||Background shrub.|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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.|
Birds and other wildlife consume food. Attracts various pollinators especially bees and butterflies.
Attracts butterflies including malachite, atala, and daggerwinds (Haehle and Brookstone 1999).