Suriana maritima



wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6-10 ft    Width: 6-10 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Hedge or specimen plant in coastal areas.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: neutral to calcareous


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Host plant for Martial Scrub Hairstreak (Strymon martialis) and Mallow Scrub Hairstreak (Strymon istapa). A nectar plant for these and many other butterflies.
Native Habitats: Dunes, beaches, coastal scrub, sandy thickets.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Works well to control erosion (wind and water) on dunes.