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|Size:||6-10 (12) ft tall by 6-10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms in spring. Life span likely >50 yrs (Nelson 2003).|
|Noted for:||Aroma, fragrance, Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Understory tree. Specimen plant in moist areas.|
|Propagation:||Seed (stratified), layering, softwood cuttings.|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- 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|
Birds and other animals eat the fruit.
Host plant for promethea moth (Callosamia promethea).
|Native Habitats:||Understory of floodplain and wet forests, swamps, shoreline thickets, cypress-gum depressions. Most frequently where annually inundated or where water stands at or above the soil surface for extended periods.|
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
|General Comments:||Prolific bloomer: very showy. Fragrant.|