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Ogeechee Tupelo, Ogeechee-lime
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms in early spring. Fruits ripen by fall.|
|Noted for:||Fall color, Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Shade tree. Screen along wetland edges. Street tree for use in parking lots and median strips. Many acres have been planted to attract bees for honey production.|
|Considerations:||Fallen fruits can be mildly messy.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, 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, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Seeds eaten by birds.
Pollinated by bees.
|Native Habitats:||Stream banks, swamps, pond and lake margins.|
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:||Said to be a good honey tree. The juice of the fruits is said to make a substitute for limes. (both Haihle and Brookwell 1999).|