Dirca palustris

Leatherwood; Wicopy

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow
Mature Height - 3-6'
Mature Width - 3-6'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Pale-yellow, 3-4 in an inflorescence from each node, March-April.
Fruit - Oval drupe, 0.33" long, pale green or reddish; containing one large, shining, brown seed. June-July.
Leaf -
Fall Color - clear yellow
Bark - slender, light brown becoming olive or darker. Bark is leathery and hard to remove.
Other Features - Indians used the bark for bow strings, fishing line, and baskets.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Thrives in moist to wet shady areas, prefers a deep soil rich in organic matter.
Native Habitat - New Brunswick and Ontario to Florida and Missouri
Diseases and Insects - No serious disease or insect problems
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Leatherwood.
- Other plants of the family Thymelaeaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Dirca.
- Other plants of the species Dirca palustris.