|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting bark, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||This is a large tree best used in settings where its form can be appreciated. It is both a specimen tree and and shade tree.|
|Considerations:||In some settings, the tree begins as an epiphyte and sends roots down to the ground wrapping around the host. This is interesting in natural settings but may not be interesting in a formal setting.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of inundation with brackish water|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Organic material (muck), Lime rock, Sand|
|Soil pH:||Neutral to alkaline|
Birds and other wildlife consume fruit and often deposit seeds high in the canopy.
Larval host for ruddy daggerwing (Marpesia petreus) and Antillean daggerwing (Marpesia eleuchea) butterflies.
It is pollinated by a host-specific wasp (Pegascapus jimenezi) inside the fig.
|Native Habitats:||Moist-wet sites. Tropical hammocks, swamps.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures