Laguncularia racemosa

white mangrove


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20 ft    Width: 20 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      green
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance


Recommended Uses: Useful in coastal sites both for screening and as a plant useful to coastal stabilization. Plant slightly upslope of red and black mangroves.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant


Native Habitats: Mangrove swamps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

It's call the white mangrove because it exudes the extra salt through special glands which makes their leaves appear white. The word "mangrove" actually refers to all types of trees that have adapted to living in the sea. Worldwide there are 23 genera from eight different families that have species that are described as mangroves.