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Plant Details

Cyrilla racemiflora

Swamp Titi, Swamp Cyrilla

Scientific Name:

Cyrilla racemiflora

Common Name:

Swamp Titi, Swamp Cyrilla

Plant Family

Cyrillaceae (Ti-Ti Family)

Type:

Shrub / Tree

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

to 25 ft

Light:

Full-sun, part-sun

Soil Moisture:

hydric, sub-hydric,hygric, mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Bloom Area:

common on Coast, rare in Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Pocosins, swamps, lake and flatwood pond margins, streambanks, pine flatwoods

Notes:

This handsome shrub/small tree does very well in the home landscape and is a pollinator magnet while in blossom. Plus it has wonderful fall color.

In flower

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Paynter, Halyburton Park, Wilmington, late June 2013

Leaves

Titi is semi-evergreen, with leathery, deep-green, 2-4" leaves that have a distinctive pattern of veins. (click on image for a close-up) The twigs are often three-angled,

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Paynter, Halyburton Park, Wilmington, June 2013

Fall color

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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