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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
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|Size:||7-10 (15) ft tall by 5-8 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms in spring.|
|Habitats:||Moist sites. Acid soils. Upland hardwood forest, slope forest , banks of seep streams, bluffs.|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant or natural background screen.|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|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|
Cover for birds and mammals. Deer browse the foliage.
Pollinated by bees. Stamens will suddenly "snap" out of pockets in the petals and hit the insect with its load of pollen.