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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
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Musclewood, Hornbeam, Blue-beech
|Size:||to 30 ft tall by 15-25 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Inconspicuous blooms in spring. Fruits ripen in summer.|
|Recommended Uses:||Retain if in the landscape. Can be used as a specimen plant in areas not subject to root disturbance.|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- 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|
|Soil/Substrate:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
Birds and other wildlife eat the seeds but it is not a favorite.
Larval plant for tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), striped hairstreak (Satyrium liparops), and red-spotted purple or white admiral (Limenitis arthemis) butterflies.