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|Size:||15-20 ft tall by to 10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Recommended Uses:||Not typically grown but worth retaining if present as an understory tree.|
|Considerations:||Has a shallow root system that may prevent plants from growing under it.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat 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:||Lime rock, Sand|
|Soil pH:||Neutral to calcareous|
Fruits are eaten by a number of birds and small mammals.
Larval host for hackberry emperor (Asterocampa celtis), and mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) butterflies. Sole larval host plant for American snout (Libytheana carineta) in South Florida; also larval host for tawny emperor (Asterocampa clyton), question mark (Polygonia interrogationis) butterflies.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Used for furniture, athletic goods, boxes and crates, and plywood. The common name apparently was derived from hagberry, meaning marsh berry, a name used in Scotland for a cherry.|
|General Comments:||Further north, this can be a moderately large tree.|