Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20-35 ft Width: 10 ft
Flower Color: green,NA
Fruit Color: purple,black
Noted for: Showy fruits, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: For special uses only. This tall growing vine can hide unsightly objects in moist places and is useful to providing cover for wildlife and food for birds. When grown on a fence or arbor, new leaves can be bright red in color.
Considerations: Can get weedy.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
Fruit is eaten by songbirds and small mammals. White-tailed deer browse the leaves and twigs.
Native Habitats: Moist sites. Hammocks, hummocks in wetlands, hummocks in riverine swamps.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: