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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
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Also known as Crataegus michauxii
|Size:||3-20 ft tall by 2-8 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Dry sites. Open woods, mixed woods, sandy pinelands.|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant, screen plantings, sometimes with unusual or weeping form.|
|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|
Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Used as browse 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.