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|Size:||20-30 (55) ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants. Blooms spring. Fruits ripen in fall.|
|Noted for:||Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen tree or understory tree.|
|Propagation:||Can be grown from de-pulped seed after the fruit is fully ripe. Clean and plant right away; the seeds do not store well. Plant in a container with at least 2" of soil. Sprinkle soil to just cover the seeds. Place in partial shade. (IRC)|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil or other substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock|
|Soil pH:||Calcareous (high pH)|
Fruits are eaten by birds.
Bees pollinate flowers.
|Native Habitats:||Rockland hammock, pine rockland. Disturbed areas.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Listed as Threatened in Florida. Please acquire only from appropriately licensed sources.|