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Cyrilla racemiflora

Common Name(s):
Titi, Leatherwood, Swamp cyrilla
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Flowers attracts bees; rich green foliage gradually becomes orange to maroon (zones 6-7); does not like dry soil; flowers on previous season's growth; attracts bees; attractive, smooth brown bark; native to wet areas of southeastern US; suckers to form colonies

Height:
8-25 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous, dark green leaves; 1.5-4 in. long; bright green below; gradually becomes canary yellow, orange
Flower:
3-6 in. drooping sprays of small, creamy white flowers in summer on new growth; fragrant; seed capsule persists into winter
Zones:
5 to 10
Habit:
Deciduous to semi-evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist to wet acidic soil high in organic matter; does not like dry soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Sprawling, spreading, loose, rounded shrub; stout, eccentric trunk; branches contorted and twisted
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; moist to wet soil
Fruit:
6 in. drooping sprays of white flowers late spring into summer produced on previous season ft.s growth
Width:
10-15 ft.

NCCES plant id: 474

Cyrilla racemiflora Cyrilla racemiflora