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Cyrilla Racemiflora

Botanical Name:

Cyrilla racemiflora

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained soils with high organic matter. Acid-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Native Plant, Shrub, Tree

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody

Plant Height

12-36 ft.

Flower

Profuse 3-6 in. drooping sprays or racemes of white fragrant flowers late spring into summer (May, June, July) produced on stalks from last year's growth. The flower stalks are subtended by slender bracts. Flower blooms from June to July., Many, crowded in racemes borne on last years twigs; racemes up to 6 inches long; flower stalks subtended by slender bracts.

Fruit

Yellow-brown capsule ovoid, dry, 1/12 inch long, containing 1-5 seeds, but ending up with only 1 seed maturing. Persists into winter. Displays from September to October., Ovoid, about 1/12 inch long, with 1-5 seeds, but only 1 seed maturing.

Benefits
Ornamental

Aromatic, Showy, Blooms ornamental, Bog or pond area, Fall conspicuous, Water garden

Attracts

Bees

Butterflies

Pollinators

Small Mammals

Songbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Ericales

Family

Cyrillaceae

Genus

Cyrilla

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