Ernodea littoralis 2
Ernodea littoralis 2

Ernodea littoralis
(Golden Creeper)
(Beach Creeper)
(Coughbush)
USDA Zone: 10B - 11
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Origin: South Florida & Caribbean Region
Type: Evergreen shrubs
Typical Height: 12”-24”
(0.30 - 0.60mts)

Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Yellow-Green
Flower Color: Pink & White
Flowering Season: Year-round
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: None
Family: Rubiaceae
Propagation: Seeds, Cuttings
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Medium
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
1G (6"-10"OA)
3G (10"-12"OA)

Typical planting distance:
18”
(0.45mts)

Common Uses: Groundcover, Seasides, Good for arid, rocky areas, road medians,
parking lots, and as dune stabilizer

Category: Groundcovers

Notes: An excellent groundcover in open, dry sites along the coast.

+ In this Photo:
Ernodea littoralis
(Golden Creeper)
12" OA Height

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
February 2016
Key West
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade
County
Department of
Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/GardenPubsAZ/Golden_Creeper.pdf

http://www.plantcreations.com/ernodea_littoralis.htm

http://regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/plantdetail.asp?tx=Ernolitt

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/67615/