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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
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|Size:||to 75 ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Xeric to dry-mesic pine-oak-hickory woods, sometimes on bluff microsites.|
|Recommended Uses:||Shade tree. Forest tree.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
Birds, squirrel and other wildlife consume the acorns.
Larval host for the white-M hairstreak.