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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
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|Size:||to 15 ft tall by to 10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms early spring. Fruits ripen in late spring-summer.|
|Recommended Uses:||Small tree appropriate to moist areas.|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|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|
Small mammals and birds harvest the fruit.
Larval host for zebra swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus) and pawpaw sphinx (Dolba hyloeus).
Pollinated by flies and beetles.