Medium to large tree with an erect, straight trunk. Bark silvery to reddish, flaking in stips. Needles deciduous, thin, light green, almost always featherlike and held away from the twig.
Typically 30-100 feet in height in South Florida; to 118 feet in Florida. Taller than broad.
Eastern and central United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website. This map also contains the range of T. ascendens.
Wet to moist, poorly-drained to moderately well-drained organic soils.
Moderate to high; grows best with some organic content and may languish in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Full sun to light shade.
Green turning brown.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides some food and moderate amounts of cover for wildlife.
Can be grown from seed soaked in water for 24-48 hours.
Gann, G.D., M.E. Abdo, J.W. Gann, G.D. Gann, Sr., S.W.
Woodmansee, K.A. Bradley, E. Grahl and K.N. Hines. 2005-2016. Natives For Your Neighborhood. http://www.regionalconservation.org.
The Institute for Regional Conservation. Delray Beach, Florida USA.