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Cliftonia monophylla

Common Name(s):
Buckwheat tree, Titi
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Colonizes; honey plant for bees; leathery green leaves; crooked, multi-trunked tree; flowers attract bees; native to southeastern US

Height:
30 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, 1-2 in. lustrous, dark green leaves
Flower:
2.5-3.5 in. raceme of fragrant, white or rose flowers in spring; buckwheat-shaped fruit
Zones:
8-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist to wet, sandy soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Crooked, multi-stemmed tree
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; moist to wet, sandy soil
Fruit:
White fragrant flowers in spring; buckwheat shaped fruit
Width:
6-10 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
2 in. leathery green leaves

NCCES plant id: 466