Lyonia lucida

fetterbush, shiny lyonia


wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-6 (10) ft    Width: clonal, 4 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: May be used as a hedge and takes to pruning.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic


wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, dome swamp (on hummocks), scrub, scrubby flatwoods. In wetlands typically on hummocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Difficult to transplant. Clonal.