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Cultural Details for Cyrilla racemiflora

Common Name:
Swamp Cyrilla; Titi

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:
10-15' can grow to 25-35'

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Perfect, white, fragrant 5-petaled 0.2" across in slender 3-6" and 0.50-0.75" wide racemes on current seasons growth.

Fruit Details:
0.5" long, rounded 2-celled capsule, matures August-September and persists into winter.

Fall Color:
Orange and scarlet

Bark Details:
Stem gray-brown

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:
Virginia to Florida, West Indies to South America. Introduced 1767. Zones 6-11

Other Features:
Beautiful shrub for flower and foliage.

Culture and Care:
Prefers moist, acid well drained soil full sun to partial shade.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 193

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.