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White Fringe Tree
|Size:||10-20 (30) ft tall by 8-15 (20) ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Aroma, Fragrance, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen tree where a small drought-tolerant tree is desired.|
|Considerations:||Flowers and leaves emerge late in the spring and leaves fall early in the fall. When not blooming, it's not outstanding.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Sand|
Fruits are eaten by birds and small mammals.
Larval host for rustic sphinx (Manduca rustica), waved sphinx (Ceratomia undulosa), and laurel sphinx (phinx kalmiae).
|Native Habitats:||Moist hammocks, but adaptable to many situations.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Emerald ash borer is a problem in the northeast and if it reaches Florida, it would likely be lethal to this species.|