Myrcia zuzygium



Synonyms:  Calyptranthes zuzygium

wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-20 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      red,blue
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits


Recommended Uses: Smaller specimen tree, hedge plant, or small street tree.
Propagation: De-pulped and scarified seed.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil pH Range: alkaline


wildlife plant  
Birds and other wildlife consume fruit.
Native Habitats: Rockland hammock, coastal berm.

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 is listed as endangered by the state of Florida.