- Common Name(s):
- Leatherwood, Swamp cyrilla, Titi
- Native Plants, Shrubs
Native to the wet coastal plains of the southeastern US. This shrub has attractive, smooth brown bark and rich green foliage which gradually becomes orange to maroon in the fall (zones 6-7). It flowers on previous season's growth and attracts bees. It does not like dry soil. If left unmanged, it easily suckers to form colonies.
- 8-25 ft.
- Alternate, simple, lustrous, dark green leaves; 1.5-4 in. long; bright green below; gradually becomes canary yellow, orange
- 3-6 in. drooping sprays of small, creamy white flowers in summer on new growth; fragrant; seed capsule persists into winter
- 5 to 10
- Deciduous to semi-evergreen
- Sun to partial shade; moist to wet acidic soil high in organic matter; does not like dry soil
- Sprawling, spreading, loose, rounded shrub; stout, eccentric trunk; branches contorted and twisted
- Sun to partial shade; moist to wet soil
- 6 in. drooping sprays of white flowers late spring into summer produced on previous season ft.s growth
- 10-15 ft.
NCCES plant id: 474