General Landscape Uses:
Native plant nurseries in central and northern Florida.
Medium erect shrub. Leaves shiny green.
About 6-8 feet in height. Usually about as broad as tall.
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Pinelands and swamps.
Seasonally inundated to moist, well-drained sandy or sandy-organic soils, with humusy top layer, acid pH.
Moderate to low; it prefers soils with organic content, but will still grow reasonably well in nutrient poor soils.
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.
Full sun to light shade.
Pale to deep pinkish or almost red.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides some food and moderate amounts of cover for wildlife.