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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
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|Size:||15-30 (47) ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms (inconspicuous) early spring. Fruits ripe in fall.|
|Habitats:||Sandhill, clayhill, scrub|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen tree. Use only where roots will be undisturbed.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very 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|
Fruits eaten by small mammals.
Larval host for many moths including; luna moth (Actias luna), hickory leafroller moth (Argyrotaenia juglandana), royal walnut moth (Citheronia regalis), and walnut sphinx (Amorpha juglandis.
The species is wind pollinated, but the honeybee has been observed collecting pollen from the catkins (Deyrup et al. 2002).