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|Size:||15-30 (50) ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Aroma, fragrance|
|Recommended Uses:||If you have this plant in your landscape, retain it to supply larval food for the spicebush swallowtail and other butterflies.|
|Considerations:||Do not move deadwood. It will spread the disease.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Organic material (muck), Sand|
Seed eaten and dispersed by birds.
|Native Habitats:||Shallow areas in swamps, hydric savannas, seep slopes including cutthroat seeps, wet flatwoods, sloughs.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
This species and other members of the Lauraceae are being attacked by a serious, fatal disease. Do not plant this plant unless you are absolutely sure that it is not infected!