General Landscape Uses:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in central Florida.
Medium erect shrub. Leaves about 1-2 inches long, covered with brown hairs when young.
About 4-6 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.
South Carolina and Georgia south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Pinelands and hammocks.
Moist to dry, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with or without humusy top layer, acid pH.
Low to moderate; it can grow in nutrient poor soils or soils with some organic content.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Moderate to high; plants growing in extremely dry soils may die during extended periods of drought.
White or pink.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides some food and moderate amounts of cover for wildlife. Attracts bee pollinators.