Golden Creeper (Erondea littoralis)
Common Name Golden Creeper; Beach Creeper
Latin Name Erondea littoralis
Zone 10B, 11
Height 1-3 Feet
Spread 3-12 Feet
Salt Water Tolerance Low
Salt Wind Tolerance High
Drought Tolerance High
Soil Most soil types tolerated
Sun Full Sun
Wildlife Attractant Provides food for birds
Nellis, David W. (1994) Seashore Plants of South Florida and the Carribbean 1st Ed. Pineapple Press. Inc.
The Golden Creeper is a hardy ground cover that tolerates drought, poor soil conditions, and winds.
This plant is considered a front line plant, in that it tolerates extreme exposure to salt winds.
It's native to Florida and the Caribbean, and can also be found throughout the West Indies to South America.
This plant works perfectly as a ground cover and is considered ornamental in that it requires little to no attention.
Its glossy green leaves are small, measuring at only 1 inch, often turning yellow.
The Golden Creeper flowers all year round, blooming its tiny white or yellow tubular flowers.
Birds enjoy eating from this plant