PlantsSymplocos→Sweetleaf (Symplocos tinctoria)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 25 feet to 35 feet
Plant Spread: 15 feet to 20 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Deciduous
Other: The common name refers to the sweet taste of the foliage which livestock greedily enjoy!
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 1/2 inch orange-brown drupes
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Cream to Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile

Photo courtesy of Brian Ahern

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Symplocos tinctoria (Sweetleaf) by annmary77777 Nov 22, 2020 4:05 PM 4
Tree ID needed by Horntoad Apr 10, 2014 7:06 AM 9

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