General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Ecological Restoration Notes: An occasional or even rare element in hammocks along the coast and on the Miami Rock Ridge.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Description: Medium erect tree with small ascending branches. Bark reddish to light brown. Leaves thin, firm, shiny dark green above, 3-4 inches long.
Dimensions: Typically 20-30 feet in height; to 31 feet in South Florida. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate.
Monroe County Keys north mostly along the coasts to Brevard and Collier counties; Bahamas, Greater Antilles, Mexico and Central America. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.