General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 - 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Alternate, narrow, 6 - 12 inches in lenght with a prominent mid-vein. Leaves mostly confined to the ends of the stems, have small teeth along margins and are often edged in red.
Fruit: Pops open explosively when ripe
Other: Tri-valved capsules which explode, scattering seeds several feet in any direction.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Water gardens

Common names
  • Corkwood or Water Toothleaf

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