General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens. Not recommended for general landscape use.
Rarely grown by enthusiasts.
Evergreen climbing vine.
N/A; a climbing vine with stems 5-10 feet long.
Monroe County Keys north to Palm Beach and Collier counties; West Indies. Extirpated or perhaps never present in Broward County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Hammocks, pinelands and coastal thickets.
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with or without humusy top layer.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without significant injury.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Full sun to light shade.