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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Chiococca alba (L.) A.S. Hitchc.
West Indian milkberry, Davidís milkberry, Cahinca, Snowberry
USDA Symbol: CHAL8
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf Retention: Evergreen Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Flowers 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch
White 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
White , Yellow Bloom Time:
Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep Bloom Notes:
Blooms throughout the year in its frost-free native
FL , TX Native Distribution:
Peninsular Florida and southernmost Texas south to tropical South America Native Habitat:
Thickets, chaparral, palm groves, & brush country USDA Native Status: L48(N), PR(N), VI(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Clay Loam, Medium Loam, Sandy Loam, Sandy. Moist, well-drained.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Attractive, Blooms ornamental, Fruits ornamental, Long-blooming, Ground cover
Use Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Fruit-birds, Cover
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
PropagationPropagation Material: Softwood Cuttings
Commercially Avail: yes
Maintenance: For a thick groundcover, water during dry months.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
- Austin, TX
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Record Modified: 2009-02-27
Research By: TWC Staff