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.
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.