Cyrilla racemiflora

Swamp Cyrilla, Leatherwood

There is just one species of this native coastal shrub or small tree. Grown often in the South, it has a distinctive bloom, small yellow fruit and orange to scarlet autumn leaf color. Its stout trunk develops many contorted and twisted branches. Found in swamps in the wild, it can take wet soils. Prefers peat moss and acid soil so is a good companion for Azaleas and Rhododendrons. Prune lightly as flowers bloom on last year's growth.
Cyrilla racemiflora, Swamp Cyrilla, Leatherwood
Its small, white flowers bloom showy pendant clusters in summer when few shrubs are in bloom.

Attributes - Cyrilla racemiflora

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Wet Soil.

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