| Leatherwood, Black Titi, American Cyrilla, Swamp Cyrilla, Burnwood Bark, Red Titi, White Titi|
Cyrilla racemiflora var. racemiflora
Leatherwood is a very attractive shrub or small tree that grows in the wetlands of southeast Texas, although it does not require an excess of water to survive. The trunk usually divides just above the ground, giving it a symmetrical, round- topped crown; the branches are twisted and contorted. The lustrous rich green semi-evergreen to evergreen leaves turn red in the fall, and showy white racemes of fragrant flowers cover the tree from May through June.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Exposure: sun partial sun
Flower Color: white
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: small egg-shaped capsules
Height: to 30 ft.
Width: to 30 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: high medium
Water Requirements: high water or bog
Soil Requirements: acid