© Shirley Denton
In natural scrub habitat, winter. © Shirley Denton
New leaves. © Shirley Denton
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|Size:||15-30 (47) ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms (inconspicuous) early spring. Fruits ripe in fall.|
|Noted for:||Fall color, Hurricane wind resistance|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen tree. Use only where roots will be undisturbed.|
|Considerations:||Nuts and leaf litter can be messy.|
|Propagation:||Can be grown from seed.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|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:||Sand|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to circum-neutral|
Fruits eaten by small mammals.
Larval host for many moths including; luna moth (Actias luna), hickory leafroller moth (Argyrotaenia juglandana), royal walnut moth (Citheronia regalis), and walnut sphinx (Amorpha juglandis.
The species is wind pollinated, but the honeybee has been observed collecting pollen from the catkins (Deyrup et al. 2002).
|Native Habitats:||Sandhill, clayhill, scrub|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Fruit is edible but hard to get to (takes a major whack on the shell).|