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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
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Ogeechee Tupelo, Ogeechee-lime
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms in early spring. Fruits ripen by fall.|
|Habitats:||Stream banks, swamps, pond and lake margins.|
|Recommended Uses:||Shade tree. Screen along wetland edges. Street tree for use in parking lots and median strips. Many acres have been planted to attract bees for honey production.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|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:||Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Seeds eaten by birds.
Pollinated by bees.