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Species: Dirca palustris

(dir'kah pa-lus'tris)

Dirca palustris

Leatherwood

Found on Course Walks

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Cultivars

No cultivars listed

Ornamental Characteristics

Shrub 4 to 8 feet

3' - 6' (equal spread)

Deciduous

oval to rounded

prefers shade

Environmental Characteristics

Part shade, Shade

4a

Requires acid (pH 5.0 to 7.0)

prefers shade

Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

little or no disease problems

Bare Root Transplanting


Other

Native to eastern North America; flexible and tough twigs give the plant its common name, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Leatherwood\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"; rarely commercially available

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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