Avicennia germinans/Black Mangrove

Avicennia germinans / Avicennia germinans
Native stand black mangrove
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Native stand black mangrove

Black mangrove tree

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Scientific Name: Avicennia germinans
Common Name: Black Mangrove
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Grows in saline soils. Honey made from its nectar is highly prized. It exudes salt from the underside of its leaes. Leaves eaten by one kind of butterfly larvae. Associated with south Florida's coastal marshes and the south Texas tidal flat marshes. In most tropical marshes of the deep South, mangroves compete to replace marsh grasses as the dominant vegetation. The fleshy green seeds may float to new sites in salt water for up to four months. Cannot tolerate temperatures much below 28 degrees F.