Myrcia neopallens

pale lidflower, spicewood


Synonyms:  Calyptranthes pallens

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-20 (40) ft    Width: 5-10 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color   fruit color      red,purple,black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy fruits, aroma, fragrance, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Useful as a screen or hedge plant. Typically used in natural landscapes. Used for dense foliage and shiny leaves.
Considerations: Plants tend to have many stems, but can be pruned to a single trunk.
Propagation: De-pulped seed.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Native Habitats: Coastal hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Foliage may be fragrant. Listed as Threatened by the state of Florida.