Ernodea littoralis 4
Ernodea littoralis 4

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

Serenoa repens 'Silver'
(Silver Saw Palmetto)
3' OA Height

Chrysobalanus icaco 'Red Tip'
(Cocoplum)
5' OA Height

Sabal palmetto
(Sabal Palm)
16' 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/