Photographs belong to the photographers who allow use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.
|Size:||To 80 ft tall by To 80 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Red fall color. Blooms early spring (inconspicuous). Acorns ripen second fall. Life span 100_ years (Nelson 2003).|
|Noted for:||Fall color, Interesting foliage, Hurricane wind resistance|
|Recommended Uses:||Shade tree. Relatively conical or oval in form. Straight trunk.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Quality nurseries|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|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|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
Acorns used by mammals and birds.
Larval host for the white-m hairstreak and Horace's duskywing.
|Native Habitats:||Wet calcareous hammocks, wetland edges and floodplains. Sometimes in bluff microsites.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures