|Size:||12-36 ft tall by 6-10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen tree.|
|Considerations:||Disease. Do not plant in areas where the species grows naturally due to disease -- this means avoiding the bluffs along the Apalachicola River.|
|Propagation:||Seed. Some native nurseries carry seed-grown plants from out-of-state nurseries.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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:||Calcareous (high pH)|
Birds eat seeds.
|Native Habitats:||Slope forest, upland hardwood forest. Rich wooded ravines.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
In the wild, Torreya is dying out due to disease. If choosing to plant this species, obtain disease-free (out-of-state) specimens and plant well-removed from the Apalachicola River so that the planted specimens will not become infected. This is a federally endangered species, it cannot be transplanted or transported without landowner permission and/or appropriate permits.
To participate in FNPS restoration and protection efforts for this species, see http://torreyakeepers.fnps.org.