Leatherwood

Dirca palustris
  • Light Full Sun Partial Sun Shade
  • Growth Rate Growth Rate Slow
  • Height Height 3 to 6
  • Width Height 3 to 6
  • Wildlife Attracts Bees and Other Pollinators Attracts Birds Attracts Butterflies / Moths

Leatherwood is a slow growing woodland native.  Site preference is filtered sun in rich, high organic well drained soils.  Yellow flowers appear in early spring and are replaced by mature seeds in May.  The black seeds are covered with a green covering making their appearance very cryptic.  This is a small native with maximum size at 6′ x 6′.  The wood of this shrub is very elastic and durable.  You can coil the twig around your finger without breaking and it is almost impossible to tear off without pruners!

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Description

Leatherwood is a slow growing woodland native.  Site preference is filtered sun in rich, high organic well drained soils.  Yellow flowers appear in early spring and are replaced by mature seeds in May.  The black seeds are covered with a green covering making their appearance very cryptic.  This is a small native with maximum size at 6′ x 6′.  The wood of this shrub is very elastic and durable.  You can coil the twig around your finger without breaking and it is almost impossible to tear off without pruners!

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Dimensions 6047483221 × 60474843220 cm
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