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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B
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|Size:||40-60 ft tall by 15-25 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms in spring. Fruits ripen in fall and persist into winter.|
Upland woods, second bottom but will not tolerate long flooding. Often an understory plant.
Documented in Lee County in a site likely to be natural. Documented in Palm Beach County in an urbanizing area where likely to be a garden escape.
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen tree. Screen.|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- 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|
Fruits are eaten by birds.
Bees pollinate flowers.