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|Size:||10-15 ft tall by about 5 ft wide.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Useful as a grouped planting or potentially a small specimen tree or large shrub.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of inundation with brackish water|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
Birds eat the seed.
Dispersal is by birds and gravity.
Larval host for the bush sulphur butterfly, Urema dina helios
Attracts generalist pollinators.
|Native Habitats:||Tropical rockland hammock.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Used as a tonic.|
Listed as Endangered by the FDACS. Please acquire only from reputable sources that have any needed permits.
This has been known to escape outside of its range when cultivated.