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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
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|Size:||60-80 ft tall by 30-40 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Dry sites. Upland dry mesic forests. Well drained, rich soils.|
|Recommended Uses:||Shade tree.|
|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:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil/Substrate:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
Fruits consumed by squirels and other rodents and some songbirds (cardinals).
Larval host for eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) and viceroy (Limenitis archippus).