Cliftonia monophylla

Black Titi, Spring Titi, Buckwheat-tree

Cyrilliacea

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Black
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Hedge in wet sites, pond borders. Good for a small thicket. Grow as a small tree or large shrub.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Browsed by deer.

Insects:
 

Attracts bees (https://flawildflowers.org/). 

Native Habitats:Hydric flatwoods, seep swamps, sloughs, stream banks, bogs, wiregrass savannas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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