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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
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Spanish Oak, Southern Red Oak
|Size:||60-80 ft tall by 60-70 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Pine-oak-hickory woods, dry bluffs, sinks, secondary woods.|
|Recommended Uses:||Shade tree.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very 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|
The acorns are eaten by woodpeckers, blue jays, white-breasted nuthatches, American crows and wild turkey
Attracts small mammals including squirrels, white-tailed deer and black bear.
Host plant for the banded hairstread, Edward's hairstreak, Grey Hairstreak, white-mouth hairstreak, white-M hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album) Horace's Duskywing, and Juvenal's duskywing butterflies.