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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
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|Size:||50 - 75 ft tall by 30-45 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Very long-lived possibly exceeding 1000 yrs (Nelson 2003).|
|Habitats:||Riverine swamps, large swamps around lakes. Inundated areas associated with some form of flowing water. Floodplains, sloughs, strands. May be associated with a longer fire return interval than T. ascendens.|
|Recommended Uses:||Can be used as a specimen tree, planted in floodplain areas, or planted in relatively moist uplands. Tolerant of root disturbance, so a candidate for use as a street/parking lot tree.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|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:||Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Clay, Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Attracts seed-eating birds. Valuable as roosting and nesting areas for colonial wading birds.
Larval host for baldcypress sphinx (Isoparce cupressi) moth.