- Common Name(s):
- Groundsel tree, Salt marsh elder, Sea myrtle
- Native Plants, Shrubs
Brittle wood; usually multi-trunked; drought, heat, and salt spray tolerant; native to coastal areas of eastern US; brittle wood; best used as filler or on edge of natural area
- 5-12 ft.
- Alternate, simple leaves; 1-3 in.; coarsely toothed; bright green to gray-green; non-showy fall color
- Female plant is covered with cottony fruit that persists into early winter
- Semi-evergreen to deciduous
- Sun to partial shade; tolerates range of soil types, even poor fertility and wet sites
- Multi-stemmed, irregular, open, airy shrub; can become leggy
- Tolerates a wide range of soil types (wet, dry, brackish)
- Female plant covered with shiny, white clouds in fall
- 5-7 ft.
NCCES plant id: 447