Psychotria nervosa

  • Family name: Rubiaceae
  • Host plant for: none
  • General description: Evergreen woody shrub with opposite, shiny leaves and clusters of small white flowers. Versatile. Can be grown in full sun to shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soils but can be grown in drier situations with regular irrigation. Attractive glossy foliage. Ideal for shady sites, mass planting or as a hedge. Cold sensitive. Dies back to the ground in areas with freezing temperatures. Flowers attract numerous butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Type: Evergreen woody shrub
  • Flower: Clusters of small white flowers
  • Bloom time: Spring and summer
  • Soil type: Dry to moist, well-drained. alkaline soils
  • Maximum height: 9 feet
  • Candidate for home gardens: Easy to cultivate. Great for shady locations or as hedge. Shiny, attractive foliage
  • Availability in nursery: Specialty and native plant nurseries
  • Frenquency in the wild: Common
  • Habitat: coastal uplands, pine flatwoods, hardwood forests
  • County: Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, De Soto, Duval, Flagler, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Volusia
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Partial sunPartial Sun
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Moderate wateringModerate Watering

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