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|Size:||to 30 ft tall by to 20 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous; blooms early spring. Relatively short lived.|
|Noted for:||Interesting bark, Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Speciman tree especially valued for its mid-spring flowers. Use where its small size is an attribute.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Quality nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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:||Clay, Loam|
|Soil pH:||Slightly acidic|
Many birds and mammals enjoy feasting on the fruits.
Attracts pollinators, primarily bees.
|Native Habitats:||Moist-dry sites. Open woods.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Fruit may be used for jams and jellies. It's naturally rich in pectin, so don't add any when making the jelly. Also used for making cider.|
Grow in sites with good air circulation.
Listed as Threatened by the FDACS. Please acquire only from reputable sources with appropriate permits.