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PlantFiles: Florida Boxwood
Schaefferia frutescens

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Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Schaefferia
Species: frutescens (froo-TESS-enz) (Info)

Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On May 30, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

A Florida native, this tropical, evergreen shrub has an abundance of bright red berries on the female plants. It reproduces easily from seeds, and should be used more often in south Florida landscapes.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Oldsmar, Florida



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