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Wafer-ash, Common Hoptree
|Size:||5-15 ft tall by 10-15 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Fall color, Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Understory tree, use as a background plant or screen.|
|Propagation:||Cuttings and seed.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|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:||Loam, Sand|
Larval host for the giant swallowtail.
Carrion flies pollinate the flowers.
|Native Habitats:||Floodplains, rich woodlands, upland mixed forest.|
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:||Seeds once used like hops in beer-brewing.|