partridge berry, twinberry
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: red
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Typically grown as a curiosity. This is a very small plant that acts as a groundcover with the caveat that the plants are very small. Keep it in a natural forested setting or establish in such an area.
Propagation: Seed or division of existing groups of plants.
Availability: Seed, Friends
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acid to neutral
Birds consume the berries.
Native Habitats: Hammocks, upland hardwood forests, upland mixed forest, seep slopes, second bottom and levees in floodplains.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: