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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B
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Jamaica-dogwood, Fish-poison Tree
|Size:||to 45 ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms in spring before it leafs out.|
|Habitats:||Dry sites. Hammocks, somewhat shady areas near the coast.|
|Recommended Uses:||Shade tree. Also good for hedge rows.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very 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), Lime rock, Sand|
Larval host for cassius blue (Leptotes cassius) and hammock skipper (Polygonus leo) butterflies.
Attracts bee pollinators.