Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 50-80 ft Width: 20-50 ft
Fruit Color: brown
Recommended Uses: Shade tree. Semi-evergreen with leaves falling just before new leaves emerge.
Considerations: Acorns can be a maintenance problem.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
- Provides cover for and nesting areas for birds and squirrels
- Larval host plant for Horace's dusky wing (Erynnis horactius), red-banded hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) and white-M hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album) butterflies
- The acorns are used by squirrels, turkeys, and deer
Native Habitats: Floodplains, seep slopes, mesic secondary woods. May invade flatwoods if there is fire exclusion.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: