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Cyrilla racemiflora

Swamp Titi, Swamp Cyrilla

Scientific Name:

Cyrilla racemiflora

Genus:

Cyrilla

Species Epithet:

racemiflora

Common Name:

Swamp Titi, Swamp Cyrilla

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Cyrillaceae (Ti-Ti Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Pocosins, swamps, lake and flatwood pond margins, streambanks, pine flatwoods. Rare in NC Piedmont, common in Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Semi-evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

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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