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|Size:||20-30 ft tall by 10-20 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous north Florida becoming semi-evergreen in peninsular locations. Blooms in spring.|
|Noted for:||Fall color, Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Hedge plant.|
|Considerations:||In unburned natural wetlands, this plant sometimes form almost impenetrable thickets along the edge.|
|Propagation:||Seed and root cuttings.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of frequent or regular inundation (usually areas with tidal inundation)|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Attracts bees (https://wildflower.org).
|Native Habitats:||Swampy sites, wet pine flatwoods, sloughs and edges of cypress swamps, seepage swamps and bogs, savannas, other wet depressional areas.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Noted as a good honey plant.|