Botanical Name:  Cyrilla racemiflora

Common Name:  Leatherwood, Titi, Swamp Titi, Black Titi, White Titi, Red Titi, Swamp Cyrilla, American Cyrilla, Burnwood Bark, Palo Colorado

Description:  Very cool looking shrub or small tree that is a Texas native. It usually gets about 10′ tall and wide. It grows like a shrub for a few years, then starts its more upright growth to look more like a tree. Has pretty cinnamon-colored trunks with bark that flakes and contorted stems. Semi-evergreen to evergreen, sun to part shade. Blooms white raceme type flowers May through July that the pollinators love. Its native habitat is low, wet pinelands and stream beds, but it adapts to normal gardening conditions. The bees make honey from the flowers. Birds and other critters eat the fruit.

This plant in 3-gallon containers is 3-5′ tall x 1-3′ wide.

Hardiness Zones 5-11

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