Copyright by: George D. Gann in habitat, New Providence, Bahamas, 2012
General Landscape Uses:
Accent or specimen tree in the Florida Keys. Buffer plantings.
Description: Small tree or shrub-like with a straight, erect trunk. Leaves fan-shaped, pale green above, silvery beneath, about 2-3 feet in diameter.
Dimensions: Typically 8-15 feet in height; to 19 feet in South Florida. Becoming taller than broad when mature.
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate.
Florida Keys; also collected once on an island south of Flamingo in Everglades National Park and recently discovered on Cape Sable in Everglades National Park; West Indies. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.