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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
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Also known as Myrica cerifera
|Size:||10-15 (20) ft tall by 8 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Inconspicuous blooms in spring. Fruits ripen in late summer to early fall.|
Wet-dry sites. Upland mixed forest, floodplains, wetland edges, cutthroat seeps, old fields, scrub, fencerows, etc.
Good as a background or hedge plant that also attracts wildlife.
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
|Soil/Substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Loam, Lime rock, Sand|
Good wildlife cover.
Seeds eaten by birds.
Larval host for banded hairstreak (Satyrium calanus) and red-banded hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)butterflies.