Hardiness: USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) 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)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Cream/Tan
Bloom Time: Blooms repeatedly
Other details: Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Soil pH requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From herbaceous stem cuttings
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
On Oct 26, 2004, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:
This evergreen, scrubby shrub grows in dunes, dry sandy areas and scrub mainly along the coast and on the sandy barrier islands and sandy areas inland near the coast from North Carolina scattered southward through S. Carolina, Georgia and Florida. It is listed as threatened in Georgia and is considered protected there. A great plant for xeriscaping and wildlife benefits!
MORE FACTS - Native to the U.S. It's small, blackish berries provide food for wildlife and birds. Loves full sun, open exposed locations, and dry, sandy areas.