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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
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|Size:||80-100 (120) ft tall|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Dry uplands, old fields.|
|Recommended Uses:||Shade tree. Forest tree.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|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|
Squirrels and other animals eat the seeds.
The USDA Forest Service indicates that it can be a cavity tree for red-cockaded woodpeckers.