Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

PlantFiles: Myrsine
Myrsine guianensis

bookmark
Family: Myrsinaceae
Genus: Myrsine (MER-sy-nee) (Info)
Species: guianensis (gee-uh-NEN-sis) (Info)

Category:
Trees

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Click thumbnail
to view:

By RickinFL
Thumbnail #1 of Myrsine guianensis by RickinFL

By olddude
Thumbnail #2 of Myrsine guianensis by olddude

By olddude
Thumbnail #3 of Myrsine guianensis by olddude

By olddude
Thumbnail #4 of Myrsine guianensis by olddude

By olddude
Thumbnail #5 of Myrsine guianensis by olddude

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive olddude On Jul 3, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

This South Fl and the Keys native is a large shrub/small tree to 20. The bright green leaves are oblong to elliptical, alternate and frequently have recurved margins. The flowers are tiny, white with purple stripes that are in clusters. Fruit starts green progressing to purple blue with a single seed.

Regional...

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

Big Pine Key, Florida
Bonita Springs, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Tampa, Florida



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America