Black Bead

Pithecelobium keyense

Family: Fabaceae

Native Range: South Florida, Keys and Caribbean Islands and Central America

Description: Evergreen shrub 8 to 15 ft.

Flowering season: Spring and Summer

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Moisture: Moist to average (Drought Tolerant)

Highly Salt Tolerance

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10-11

Host to the Cassius Blue and Large Orange Sulphur butterflies