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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
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|Size:||15-30 ft tall by 4-8 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms mid-spring to summer.|
|Habitats:||Floodplains, gum swamps, upland thickets.|
|Recommended Uses:||Good trellis, post or fence vine. It's a legume, so it can grow in poor soils, but blooms much better with a richer soil mixture.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|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.|
Foliage palatable to deer.
Larval host for silver spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus) and long-tailer skipper (Urbanus proteus).