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PlantFiles: Florida Privet, Florida Swamp Privet
Forestiera segregata

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Family: Oleaceae (oh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Forestiera (for-es-STEER-uh) (Info)
Species: segregata

Synonym:Forestiera segregata var. pinetorum

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive gardenpom On Jun 25, 2008, gardenpom from Melbourne, FL wrote:

Terrific plant. Bees adore it when it blooms and in the winter the birds love the berries.

Positive epic1 On Feb 17, 2007, epic1 from Windermere, FL wrote:

I have had the honor of climbing the state champion tree in Vero Beach as a child. I had no idea this was a champ tree until I saw it online. It's at Humiston Beach park, in Vero Beach, FL

Neutral xyris On Mar 31, 2005, xyris from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Florida privet also rarely occurs in interior mesic to hydric hammocks (prairie hammocks), as far north as near the Okeechobee/Osceola county line. In these very protected sites it forms a small tree, to about 15 feet tall or more, and has a much more open growth form than in the coastal hammocks and pinelands. It can be seen in this larger form in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.

Neutral MotherNature4 On Jul 23, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

The Florida Privet is a plant that commonly grows in coastal hammocks, scrubs and thickets near the coasts.
F. segregata is the only species found in the Florida Keys.

Regional...

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

Boca Raton, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Islamorada, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Miami, Florida
North Palm Beach, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Windermere, Florida



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