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Size at Maturity: Typically grows up to 2-3 feet tall and wide.

Bloom Season: Blooms sporadically throughout the year, with peak bloom in spring and summer.

Native Status to Florida: Native to Florida.

pH Requirements: Prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0-7.0).

Sun Exposure: Thrives in partial shade to full shade.


Salt Tolerance: Moderate salt tolerance.

Moisture Requirements: Prefers consistently moist, well-drained soil.

Wildlife Benefits: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies with its nectar-rich flowers. Provides food and habitat for various beneficial insects. Birds consume fruits.

Caterpillar Host Plant: Serves as a host plant for various butterfly caterpillars, including those of the Florida Duskywing (Ephyriades brunneus) and other species.

Edible Uses: The red berries of Dwarf Shiny Leaf Wild Coffee are edible but not typically consumed by humans.


Deer or Rabbit Resistance: Generally resistant to browsing by deer and rabbits.

Phenology: Produces small, white flowers followed by shiny, dark green leaves.


Considerations (if any): Can spread through underground rhizomes and may require containment in garden settings.

Recommended Landscape Uses: Shade gardens, woodland gardens, or as a compact groundcover.

Toxicity to Pets: Non-toxic to pets according to ASPCA.

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