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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
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White Fringe Tree
|Size:||10-20 (30) ft tall by 8-15 (20) ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Flowers and leaves emerge late in the spring and leaves fall early in the fall. Fruits ripe by fall.. Lifespan >50 yrs (Nelson).|
|Habitats:||Moist hammocks, but adaptable to many situations.|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen tree where a small drought-tolerant tree is desired.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short 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 are eaten by birds and small mammals.
Larval host for rustic sphinx (Manduca rustica), waved sphinx (Ceratomia undulosa), and laurel sphinx (Sphinx kalmiae).