Dirca palustris

leatherwood

Thymelaceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 4-6 ft    Width: 3-5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Use as a border plant, foundation plant, or understory shrub in a shady, moist setting.
Considerations: Can cause serious skin irritation and is somewhat toxic to ingest. A rare shrub, so may not adapt well into home landscapes.
Propagation: Seed. Prefers soils high in organic material.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Native Habitats: Mesic slope forests, ravines and bluffs.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   

Other

Other Comments: The common name refers to the pliable twigs.