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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
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|Size:||80-100 (120) ft tall by 20-60 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Cones appear in spring and ripen into fall. Can be long-lived.|
|Habitats:||Moist sites. Low flatwoods, swamp edges, pine rockland, cutthroat seeps. Often cultivated in dry sites.|
|Recommended Uses:||Shade tree. Forest tree -- this is one of the most highly used species for timber production.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of inundation with brackish water|
|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:||Loam, Lime rock, Sand|
Squirrels and other animals eat the seeds.
In southern Florida, old trees are known to support red-cockaded woodpeckers.