Moujean Tea, Mounjean Tea, Bahama Berry
Nashia inaguensis

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nashia (NASH-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: inaguensis

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Boca Raton, Florida

Bradenton, Florida

Brandon, Florida

Cape Coral, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Homestead, Florida

Miami, Florida

Palm Beach, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Saint James City, Florida

Frederick, Maryland

Ensenada, Puerto Rico

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 29, 2005, arielsadmirer from Margate, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Bahama berry is a loose, informal shrub growing up to 7' high. It is found in the eastern Caribbean islands, where it grows in sunny, rocky outcroppings, semi-protected from steady high winds.

This shrub has small, scented leaves. When you brush by it, or crush the leaves, it releases a smell reminsicent of Earl Grey Tea. It is said that the leaves of Bahama Berry lend a vanilla-like flavor to tea.

The plant has tiny flowers that attract bees and other pollinators. Even though the flowers are very tiny, they magnify the scent of the plant 10 times. The sweet and spicy scent of these flowers is fantastic. The flowers are followed be tinier, orange berries.

Bahama Berry is a host plant for the Atala butterfly. It is also known by the name "I dry, ... read more