Bloodberry bush looks kind of scrubby; put it in the back somewhere, and
leave it lots of room to expand; it gets very wide.
Don't put it by a door you open a lot, it attracts all sorts of other
little bugs that you probably don't want inside!
That said, it's a
great plant, particularly for a hedge to offer the
butterflies both food, and shelter from the
wind (and perhaps block some view you'd rather not see.)
Here is a Red Admiral Butterfly
sipping nectar from a Bloodberry Bush flower. See how its proboscis is
uncurled and the tip sticks into the flower?
This White Peacock
is sipping nectar from a Bloodberry flower:
My Bloodberry bush is up to about a foot tall now. I finally planted it
next to a tree stump I want to hide. A friend planted Bloodberry Bushes
a few years ago, and they're huge now, so I figure it's easier to wait a
year or two to hide the stump than it would be to cut it down in the
blazing Florida sun.
I've also seen
sulphur butterflies, and
skipper butterflies, like this
Firey Skipper, nectar on Bloodberry.
This Ruddy Daggerwing Butterfly spent ages tasting seemingly every flower on
the Bloodberry Bush: