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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
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Pitch-apple, Autograph Tree
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen, blooms in warmer months|
|Habitats:||Cultivated. According to Wunderlin (1998), probably native, but may not exist outside of cultivation today. Xeric and dry mesic hammocks, scrub.|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen tree. Flowers are open at night.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
|Soil/Substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand|
Dense foliage creates cover for birds and other wildlife (https://www.plantcreations.com/).
Can produce seed without pollination.