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|Size:||7-10 (15) ft tall by 5-8 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms in spring.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant or natural background screen.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Quality nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||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:||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:||Loam, Sand|
Cover for birds and mammals. Deer browse the foliage.
Pollinated by bees. Stamens will suddenly "snap" out of pockets in the petals and hit the insect with its load of pollen.
|Native Habitats:||Moist sites. Acid soils. Upland hardwood forest, slope forest , banks of seep streams, bluffs.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures