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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
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|10-15 ft tall by about 5 ft wide.
|Tropical rockland hammock.
|Useful as a grouped planting or potentially a small specimen tree or large shrub.
|Full Sun, Part Shade
always floodedextremely dry
|Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:
|Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
|Salt Spray Tolerance:
|Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Birds eat the seed.
Dispersal is by birds and gravity.
Larval host for the bush sulphur butterfly, Urema dina helios
Attracts generalist pollinators.