A native of Louisiana's wet soils, this mainly deciduous shrub produces 6" long drooping clusters of creamy-white flowers from May to June. The flowers are held against glossy dark green willow-like foliage. Provides red, orange, and yellow fall color. Although it is commonly found growing in poorly drained soils, it will do well in average garden soils. Considered to be an under utilized native shrub as it is very easy to grow with no plant pests. A good source of nectar for native bees, although it is reported that large stands may cause Purple Brood in the European Honeybee (Thank you Jen for bringing this to our attention:). More can be learned from the University of Florida and the University of Georgia's extension offices on the use of Cyrilla as a bee plant.
Grows To: 10'H x 8'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9,10,11
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
Soil & Moisture: Moist to wet to average moist soils.
Native To / Origin: US-SE
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Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml