|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Small specimen tree. Slow growing. Hedge.|
|Considerations:||Thorns of up to 3 inches long from branches and trunk.|
|Propagation:||Seed, cuttings. Unlikely to breed true from seed.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part 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:||Loam, Sand|
Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Larval food for hummingbird clearwing moth(Hemaris thysbe), striped hairstreak butterfly(Satyrium liparops), and blinded sphinx moth (Paonias excaecata).
Attracts pollinators, especially important for native bees.
|Native Habitats:||Open woods, upland woods.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures