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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
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|Size:||20-30 ft tall by 20-30 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms in early spring. Fruit ripens late spring-summer.|
|Habitats:||Open woods, upland woods.|
|Recommended Uses:||Small specimen tree. Slow growing. Hedge.|
|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|
Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Browsed by deer and rabbits.
Larval food for hummingbird clearwing moth(Hemaris thysbe), striped hairstreak butterfly(Satyrium liparops), and blinded sphinx moth (Paonias excaecata).
Attracts pollinators, especially important for native bees.