About thirty-five species are native to eastern Asia and eastern North America.
At least two Lyonia species in Florida are commonly
known as fetterbush. Lyonia lucida is
an evergreen shrub. Pink flowers are small but may be abundant in early spring.
Bees pollinate the flowers. The fruits of this blueberry relative are dry
Light: full sun to part shade
Water: requires a wet soil, tolerates periodic flooding
Soil: moist soil is essential, no other special requirements
This native plant is easy to grow in a wet or irrigated site in northeast Florida. It is not drought tolerant.