Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: To 70 ft
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: black
Noted for: Showy flowers, fall color
Recommended Uses: Shade tree. Useful for informal reforestation of old grove land.
Considerations: Leaves and twigs are highly poisonous to livestock, pets and humans.
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Bees are pollinators. Birds and other animals eat the fruits.
Native Habitats: Dry sites. Upland mixed forest, upland hardwood forest, secondary woods, old fields, sandhill, ruderal areas.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: