Varronia globosa

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Bloodberry, Butterfly-sage, Curacao Bush


Also known as Cordia globosa

Plant Specifics

Size:6 to 10 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms and fruits most of the year.
Habitats:Old fields, open areas, edges of hammocks.


Recommended Uses:Background shrub.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
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).