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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
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|Size:||70-100 ft tall by 50 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms mid- to late spring. Fruits ripen in late spring. Yellow fall color. Life span 200+ years.|
|Habitats:||Mesic forests, 2nd bottom, upland hardwood forests.|
|Recommended Uses:||Large shade tree.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- 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|
|Soil/Substrate:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
Provides cover for birds and mammals.
Said to attract hummingbirds.
Larval host for eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)