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|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Fall color|
|Recommended Uses:||Wet garden. Rain garden. Shade tree for wet areas and along wetland edges. Leaves turn yellow in fall. Slow growing.|
|Propagation:||Seed. Sometimes grafted.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|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:||Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Clay, Loam, Sand|
Fruits eaten by birds and smal mammals.
Visited by bees and valued by commercial bee keepers as a source of exceptionally sweet honey. Also said to be wind pollinated.
|Native Habitats:||Floodplain forests , swamps, usually in water.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Tupelo honey is famous for its unusual sweetness.|