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|Size:||to 15 ft tall by to 10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Small tree appropriate to moist areas.|
|Considerations:||Difficult to establish because of long taproot.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Sand|
Small mammals and birds harvest the fruit.
Larval host for zebra swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus) and pawpaw sphinx (Dolba hyloeus). Pollinated by flies and beetles.
|Native Habitats:||Open dry sites. Dunes, scrub, dry disturbed flatwoods. Ruderal.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures