Forestiera segregata

Florida privet, Florida swampprivet


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 5-15 ft    Width: 5-10 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      yellow,green
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color   fruit color      blue,purple,black
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance


Recommended Uses: Hedges, screens.
Considerations: Reseeds.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil pH Range: alkaline


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Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit and use the privet for cover.
Native Habitats: Dry sites. Coastal hammocks, coastal scrub, thickets.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: