General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in central Florida.
Typically 3-4 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.
Peninsular Florida from Volusia, Marion, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Scrubby flatwoods and scrub.
Moist to dry, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Low; it grows 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.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Occasional larval host plant for gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus) butterflies.