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|Size:||30-40 (70) ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting bark, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Use as a specimen tree. May be large. May produce aerial roots, but less frequently than F. aurea.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part 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:||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:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock|
Many birds and other wildlife consume the fruit and find cover in this plant.
Larval host for ruddy daggerwing (Marpesia petreus) butterflies, Edwards' wasp (Lymire edwardsii) and fig sphinx (Pachylia ficus) moths.
It is pollinated by a host-specific wasp (Pegoscapus tonduzi).
|Native Habitats:||Dry-moist sites. Tropical hammocks.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures