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Titi, Leatherwood, Swamp Cyrilla
Cyrilla racemiflora

Family: Cyrillaceae
Genus: Cyrilla (sir-RIL-uh) (Info)
Species: racemiflora (ray-see-mih-FLOR-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atmore, Alabama

Saraland, Alabama

Keystone Heights, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Decatur, Georgia

Vacherie, Louisiana

Picayune, Mississippi

Sugar Land, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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Positive

On Dec 24, 2006, escambiaguy from Atmore, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a shrub/small tree that is native to the southeastern coastal plains. They are semi-evergreen, in the winter a heavy frost will bring out some good color. When they are in bloom in the spring the flowers look similar to Sourwood. This plant usually grows in moist to wet areas, but sometimes they can be spotted on a drier site.

Neutral

On Feb 22, 2005, xyris from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Cyrilla flowers in summer (and is not as showy as Cliftonia monophylla, which goes by the similar common name "Black Titi")