Maritime Shrub


This habitat type is similar to low pocosin with a maritime shrub component. It represents the transition zone between the brackish marsh and the higher, well-drained ridges of longleaf/pond pine that occurs on Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge. The canopy is dominated by widely spaced pond pine with a dense understory dominated by wax myrtle, zenobia, bay species, fetterbush, and high-bush blueberry. Cedar Island Refuge has 150 acres of maritime shrub habitat.