Host for: Spicebush Swallowtail, Tiger Swallowtail
Shrub/small tree, grows best in North and Central Fla.
Soil: Likes acidic, well-drained, sandy to organic soil
Water: Drought tolerent, once established
Light: Grow in full sun to partial shade
Mature size: 15' Tall X 10' Wide
Flowers: In spring
Propagation: Root cuttings
In northern climates this tree may reach 60' in height, but in Fla, it rarely exceeds 15' and usually takes a shrubby form. It's an understory plant that thrives in mature, open, hardwood forests. More common in north Fla but will grow as far south as Tampa. Spreads by underground roots, so plant several together to create a thicket.