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|Size:||15-25 ft tall by 4-15 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms in spring. Fruits ripen late summer. Moderately long-lived (Nelson 2003).|
|Noted for:||Interesting bark, Fall color, Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||A profuse bloomer. Use for natural landscapes and wildlife habitat areas. Does well under a high pine canopy.|
|Propagation:||Seed and softwood cuttings.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Fruit is consumed by birds and other wildlife.
Larval host for striped hairstreak (Satyrium liparops).
Attracts many pollinators; especially valuable to native bees.
|Native Habitats:||Dry sites. Xeric hammock, dryf mesic hardwoods, may be in upper edges of floodplains, overgrown flatwoods, coastal dunes, sandhill, scrubby sandhill.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Fruit not particularly tasty to humans.|