The Florida Privet is a small tree with bright green, glossy leaves and dark blue fruits. It is a durable, drought tolerant native tree that is used as a hedge and as a specimen plant. The fruits attract birds. It is a good native alternative to the introduced privet species that are widely grown in the United States.
- Soak the seeds in water for several hours.
- Put a mixture of potting soil and sand or perlite into a pot with drainage holes in the base. The soil should be moist and well-drained.
- Sow the seeds on the soil.
- Cover the seeds with a layer of soil that is 0.5 inches thick.
- Water the seeds. Keep the soil moist but not wet.
- The seeds germinate in 40 days.
- When the plants are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.