Milkberry

Chiococca alba

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Chiococca (ky-oh-KOK-uh) (Info)
Species: alba (AL-ba) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Largo, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 3, 2014, southeastgarden from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant ranges naturally up the Florida coast to Jacksonville, zone 9a. Plants from south Florida nurseries grow well for me in Jacksonville and have survived a winter low of 25 degrees F (so far) without a blemish.

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