Wild Coffee

Psychotria nervosa

Wild Coffee Psychotria nervosaWild coffee is a large shrub that grows in a lovely upright shape, with dark, shiny evergreen leaves.

The white flowers in the spring attract butterflies and the red berries provide food for birds and other
wildlife. It can be used a specimen plant, in an open hedge border, or as an understory planting.

  • Zone: 9-11
  • Growth Rate: Medium to fast
  • Deciduous: No, evergreen
  • Drought tolerance: Medium
  • Soil: Prefers moist soil
  • Light: Full sun to part shade
  • Flowers: White, spring to summer
  • Berries: Red
  • Form: Upright
  • Size: 4-10 feet tall; 4-10 feet wide
  • Wildlife: Attracts butterflies and birds
  • Pests: Several types of scale which
  • produces sooty mold

Reprinted with permission from  "The Gardener's Journal", March 2016 Vol 62, A Publication of the UF/IFAS Sumter County Master Gardeners. To subscribe to this journal email askthemastergardener@ifas.ufl.edu.

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