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Buckwheat Tree Cliftonia monophylla

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
klif-TOH-nee-ah mon-oh-FYE-lah
Description

This plant is an evergreen plant and likes sun to partial shade as well as moist to wet, sandy soil.

It forms a crooked, multi-stemmed tree. This plant colonizes.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#white#evergreen#sun#full sun#partial shade#white flowers#shrub#wildlife plant#honey bees#nectar plant#spring flowers#honey#multistemmed#vintage#victorian garden#charming plant#spring interest#pollinator plant#multitrunked
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#white#evergreen#sun#full sun#partial shade#white flowers#shrub#wildlife plant#honey bees#nectar plant#spring flowers#honey#multistemmed#vintage#victorian garden#charming plant#spring interest#pollinator plant#multitrunked
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cliftonia
    Species:
    monophylla
    Family:
    Cyrillaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    southeastern regions of U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract bees and is a honey plant for bees.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Multi-trunked
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    buckwheat shaped fruit
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    This plant has 2.5-3.5 in. raceme of fragrant, white or rose flowers and blooms in spring.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has opposite, simple, 1-2 in. lustrous, dark green leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators