Little Strongbark (Bourreria cassinifolia)

Common Name Little Strongbark

Latin Name Bourreria cassinifolia

Family Boraginaceae

Native Yes

Zone  10B-11B 

Height 5-7 Feet

Spread 4-5 Foot 

Salt Water Tolerance low

Salt Wind Tolerance low

Drought Tolerance Medium 

Soil  Prefers wet, sandy and limestone soils

Sun Full Sun/partial shade

Wildlife Attractant Butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and birds

Main Uses

The Little Strongbark is a native shrub, used as an accent or screen.

It does best in areas not exposed to salty waters.

Its tiny white flowers and red fruit provide color and beauty to your garden.

The little strongbark is considered endangered in Florida!


The little strongbark can grow 5-7 feet in height, making this plant a shrub.  It can be just as wide as tall, and quite showy with its tiny white fragrant flowers and red round fruit.

It resembles the Bahama Strongbark in its flower and fruit appearance, but is much smaller.  

Wildlife Attractant

The flowers of the little strongbark attract lots of pollinators such as hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.

Its fruit attracts birds

Plant Creations Nursery Bourreria cassinifolia Little Strongbark