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Symplocos tinctoria

Family: Symplocaceae
Genus: Symplocos (simp-LOK-os) (Info)
Species: tinctoria (tink-TOR-ee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

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

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Deciduous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Manteo, North Carolina

Pickens, South Carolina

Walkerton, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

0
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 18, 2013, Plantnutoo from Manteo, NC wrote:

Symplocos tinctoria is native toDare county North Carolina It is an attractive shrub to small tree, It multiplys by sprouts from the roots..It is pretty enough to entice me into attempting to propagate shoots.I had no luck.I tried cuttings of somewhat mature new growth.No luck. I notice It is not very common in the trade.
It is pretty. It can be difficult but not bad enough to rate a negative If I could grow it ,I am sure I would change the rating to Positive
Plantnutoo