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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
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|Size:||10-20(35) ft tall by usually taller than broad|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Rockland hammock edges|
|Recommended Uses:||An excellent accent shrub or small tree with open, spreading crown. Attractive fine textured, thin leaves and long, hanging spikes of flowers. Dioecious with male and female flowers on separate plants.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil/Substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock|
Larval host for dina yellow (Eurema dina) and cassius blue (Leptotes cassius theonus) butterflies.