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|Size:||30-60 ft tall by 20-40 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Cones produce at young age. typically not opening until after fire. Life span typically 60-80 yrs if not burned.|
|Noted for:||Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Forest plantings for dry sites, specimen tree. Best not planted adjacent to buildings.|
|Considerations:||Roots are sensitive to disturbance.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Squirrels and other animals eat the seeds.
|Native Habitats:||Dry sites. Scrub, scrubby flatwoods.|
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
Foliage is fine-textured. Fast growing. Subject to root problems in poorly drained areas.
Highly flammible and old trees are weak. Think twice about placing a building in a sand pine forest.