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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
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|Size:||to 30 ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Winter deciduous. Blooms in spring.|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen tree.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short 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|
Birds, squirrels, and other animals eat the fruit, and deer may browse the foliage, but the plant is not generally considered ideal food for either. It is used for hiding and nesting.
Pollinated by bees.
Larval host for the Coral Hairstreak, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Red-Spotted Purple, Spring/Summer Azures, and Viceroy butterflies.