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Alectryon coriaceus/Beach Bird's Eye

Alectryon coriaceus / Alectryon coriaceus
Large, bold textured leaves and berries
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Large, bold textured leaves and berries

Close view of fruit splitting open to expose the shiny black berries

Foliage

Large, dense shrub

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Scientific Name: Alectryon coriaceus
Common Name: Beach Bird's Eye
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red, Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This is a large shrub that produces clusters of black berries cover arils (shells). Reported to be tolerant of salt laden winds. Provide full sunlight and a well drained soil.