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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
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|Size:||30-60 ft tall by 25-40 ft wide, forms clones.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Inconspicuous blooms in mid-spring. Leaves turn red to yellow in fall.|
|Habitats:||Dry sites. Dry mesic forests.|
|Recommended Uses:||A relatively small tree that often forms thickets. Best used in informal settings.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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|
|Soil/Substrate:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
Birds consume fruit.
Larval food for spicebush butterfly(Papilio troilus), tiger swallow-tail(papilio glaucus), palamedes butterfly (Papilio palamedes).
Flowers attract pollinators.