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Wild-tamarind, False Tamarind
|Size:||40-60 (80) ft tall by 30-50 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Shade tree. Attractive for its lacy foliage. Does well as a street tree.|
|Considerations:||Fallen seed pods are messy, so use in a mulched landscape area.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Quality nurseries, Seed|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Lime rock, Sand|
|Soil pH:||Calcareous (high pH)|
Attracts birds especially gnatcatchers, vireos, flycatchers, and migrating warbles (many eat the insects that are attracted to the flowers and leaves).
Important habitat for native tree snails (Liguus fasciatus). (info for all from IRC)
|Native Habitats:||This is generally a species of disturbed areas in and around tropical rockland hammock and pine rocklands.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
It's a legume, so nitrogen fixation may help it survive in low nutrient soils.