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This is a floodplain forest and flatwoods species (1st terrace). Seedlings
cannot tolerate submergence, but mature trees can survive spring flooding.
Fruits are eaten by birds and small mammals. Serves as an exclusive food
source of the hackberry and snout butterflies.
Used in upper shoreline zones, for streambank stabilization, and upland slope
Up to 80 feet
Nutrient Load Tolerance
Low to moderate
Flowering Color and Time
April to May
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