Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
A rare element of drier pinelands including scrub and well-drained sandy patches in pine rocklands.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Typically 3-4 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.
Southern Georgia south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties. Rare and scattered in South Florida. Rare in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Martin counties; perhaps never present or extirpated in Broward County; perhaps extirpated in Collier County; apparently absent elsewhere.
Moist to dry pinelands.
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.
Gann, G.D., M.E. Abdo, J.W. Gann, G.D. Gann, Sr., S.W.
Woodmansee, K.A. Bradley, E. Grahl and K.N. Hines. 2005-2016. Natives For Your Neighborhood. http://www.regionalconservation.org.
The Institute for Regional Conservation. Delray Beach, Florida USA.