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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
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Also known as Carya alba
|Size:||60-80 (90) ft tall by 40-50 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Dry hammocks, dry hardwood forests|
|Recommended Uses:||Large shade tree. Plant where falling/fallen nuts will not be a problem.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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|
Small mammals (squirrels and other rodents) consume nuts.
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.