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|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Recommended Uses:||Shade tree. Branches may be quite twisty giving it an interesting form. Can also be used as a street tree and for ecosystem restoration.|
|Considerations:||Acorn drop can be a maintenance issue.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, 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:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
Acorns appreciated by squirrels and other wildlife including some birds.
Larval host for the white-M butterfly and Horace's duskywing.
|Native Habitats:||Sandhill, pine-oak-hickory woods.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures