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Bahama Coffee - Psychotria ligustrifolia

Bahama Coffee - Psychotria ligustrifolia

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Psychotria ligustrifolia, the Bahama wild coffee, is a species of plant in the family Rubiaceae. It is endemic to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas. It is a long-lived evergreen perennial shrub that likes partial shade. This shrub can make a nice hedge and blooms white flowers, has showy fruit and interesting foliage. Endemic to South Florida but does perform well in central Florida. Not salt tolerant.  Bees and butterflies love the flowers and birds enjoy the mature fruit. This plant does well in the Florida sandy soil.  It is considered threatened in Florida in the Preservation of Native Flora of Florida Act. Defined as species of plants native to the state that are in rapid decline  It. is more drought tolerant than Shiny Leaf Wild Coffee. Once established, it rarely wilts, even during a dry spell. It does well in both full sun and moderate shade. Bahama Wild Coffee makes a nice low shrub that gets to 3-4' tall and 3-4' wide.