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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
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Wild-tamarind, False Tamarind
|Size:||40-60 (80) ft tall by 30-50 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms in spring.|
|Habitats:||This is generally a species of disturbed areas in and around tropical rockland hammock and pine rocklands.|
|Recommended Uses:||Shade tree. Attractive for its lacy foliage. Does well as a street tree.|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil/Substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand|
Attracts birds especially gnatcatchers, vireos, flycatchers, and migrating warbles (many eat the insects that are attracted to the flowers and leaves).
Important habitat for native tree snails (Liguus fasciatus). (IRC)
Larval host for Large Orange Sulfur (Phoebis agarithe), Mimosa Yellow (Eurema nise), amethyst hairstreak, and Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius).
Used by a variety of butterfly species for nectar.