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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
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Little Silverbell, Carolina Silverbell
|Size:||30-40 (40) ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Bluffs, hammocks, floodplain forests.|
|Recommended Uses:||Grow as an understory tree in a mixed or deciduous woodland. It blooms in early spring as the leaves appear and is more dainty than H. diptera. Does well when planted in association with Ericacious plants such as azaleas.|
|Light:||Part Shade, 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|
|Soil/Substrate:||Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Larval host for various moths including the Promethea Moth (Callosamia promethea), Canadian Melanolophia (Melanolophia canadaria), and Stinging Rose Caterpillar (Parasa indetermina). Among vertebrate animals, tree squirrels occasionally eat the immature fruits and possibly seeds.
Larval host for various moths including the Promethea Moth (Callosamia promethea), Canadian Melanolophia (Melanolophia canadaria), and Stinging Rose Caterpillar (Parasa indetermina).
Attracts primarily honeybees, bumblebees, and probably other long-tongued bees.