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Form and fall color


Seeds and foliage

Leatherwood, Black Titi, American Cyrilla, Swamp Cyrilla, Burnwood Bark, Red Titi, White Titi
Cyrilla racemiflora var. racemiflora


Leatherwood is a very attractive shrub or small tree that grows in the wetlands of southeast Texas, although it does not require an excess of water to survive. The trunk usually divides just above the ground, giving it a symmetrical, round- topped crown; the branches are twisted and contorted. The lustrous rich green semi-evergreen to evergreen leaves turn red in the fall, and showy white racemes of fragrant flowers cover the tree from May through June.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: small egg-shaped capsules

Height: to 30 ft.

Width: to 30 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high medium

Water Requirements: high water or bog

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

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