Sophora tomentosa var. truncata
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|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms all year except in cold or drought periods. Moderately long-lived (Nelson 2003).|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Use as an accent tree or shrub. It has a long blooming period, tolerates poor soils, and is easy to grow.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
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 occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
|Soil pH:||Neutral to calcareous|
Attracts small birds.
Attracts many insect pollinators including bees, butterflies, and moths.
|Native Habitats:||Shell mound, maritime hammock, beach dune, coastal strand, inland borders of marine tidal swamp, marine tidal marsh (salt marsh).|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures