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. Available in Homestead at Plant Creations Inc. (305-248-8147).
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.