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Urban Eco-art: Florida Privet
 Xavier Cortada, Florida Privet, 2010.         
Florida Privet
Forestiera segregata
Description: A large shrub or small tree that produces small, petal-less flowers in winter and dark purple berries in spring and summer.
Height: Typically 8-15 feet.
Light: Full sun.
Drought Tolerance: High.
Wildlife and Ecology: Honeybees, butterflies, and other insects are attracted to the flowers for the nectar. Warblers, mockingbirds, and other birds feed upon the fruits.
 2004 - 2013


Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 Reclamation Project 



Native Flags

The Reclamation Project and Native Flags are participatory eco-art projects by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada.  

In South Florida, they are presented in coordination with our project partners:

FIU Office of University Sustainabiity
MDC Earth Ethics Institute

Copyright 2006-2013 
Xavier Cortada