General Landscape Uses:
An excellent specimen or accent shrub in open coastal areas or directly on beach dunes.
Ecological Restoration Notes: A somewhat rare element of beach dunes and coastal strand. Probably rarer now than historically due to coastal development and erosion. Massive numbers of plants may recruit following storms if seed sources are present.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida. Available in Boynton Beach at Native Choice Nursery (561-756-4370).
Description: Medium shrub forming a large roundish mound. Leaves slender, thick, hairy, grayish, about 1 1/2-4 1/2 inches long.
Dimensions: Typically 3-6 feet in height. As broad as tall or broader.
Growth Rate: Moderate to slow when older, but can grow fast when young.
Monroe County Keys north along the east coast to Brevard County; Bermuda, West Indies, southern Mexico and Central America.