Bahama, little strongbark are beneficial
Native to South Florida and the Florida Keys, Bahama strongbark (Bourreria succulenta) and little strongbark (Bourreria cassinifolia) are a couple of plants that will provide you with color almost year-round and are very beneficial to the region’s insects and wildlife. Bahama strongbark is a 15- to 25-foot weeping tree, while the little strongbark is a shrub averaging 4-8 feet. Both plants exhibit the same fragrant white flowers, which are followed by showy orange berries. The flowers attract a multitude of pollinators from bees to hummingbirds — as well as hummingbird moths — to butterflies, while the bright-orange berries attract birds. Both tend to do best in full sun and dry soils and can be used for screening or can stand alone as a specimen tree or shrub.