Gaylussacia frondosa var. tomentosa
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|Size:||3-5 (7) ft tall, but spreads by rhisomes to form colonies.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Fall color, Showy flowers, Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Shrub for woodland edge or casual garden.|
|Propagation:||Stem cuttings. Root division. Seed.|
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:||Sand|
Fruits are prized by a variety of birds and mammals.
Pollinated primarily by native bees.
|Native Habitats:||Sandhills, scrub, flatwoods, cypress swamp margins. Acid soils. Mesic to dry-mesic flatwoods, edges of bayneads, cypress depressions, cutthroat seeps.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Edible. Seeds are large, but edible. Can be used in jams and pies.|