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|Size:||30-40 (60) ft tall by 10-20 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Relatively long-lived (Nelson 2003). Blooms year round but predominantly spring-summer.|
|Noted for:||Interesting bark, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage, Hurricane wind resistance|
Shade tree. Narrow crown is said to make it a good choice for avenues, narrow entryways, and areas between houses.
Can be used as a large container plant.
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Sand|
Fruits are used by birds and other wildlife.
Nectar plant for large orange sulphur (Phoebis agarithe), Schaus' swallowtail (Papilio aristodemus ponceanus) and other butterflies.
Pollinated by bees.
|Native Habitats:||Coastal uplands|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Fruits are edible.|