General Landscape Uses:
Accent flowering shrub or scandent woody vine. Also useful in buffer plantings.
Ecological Restoration Notes: An occasional element of coastal thickets and hammock margins.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida. Available in Lake Worth at Amelia's SmartyPlants (561-540-6296).
Description: Clambering shrub or high climbing woody vine, rarely a small tree. Bark smooth and grayish. Leaves 2-4 inches long, sometimes longer, with orange leaf stems.
Dimensions: Typically 10-20 feet in height or more. Scrambling and often broader than tall.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
Monroe County Keys north along the coasts to Volusia and Collier counties; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.