Corkwood Leitneria floridana

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Botanical Name:

Leitneria floridana







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6- 15 feet
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  • Leitneria floridana

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Leitneria floridana ( Corkwood ), the sole species in the genus Leitneria , is a deciduous dioecious shrub or small tree , found only in the southeastern United States states of Arkansas , Florida , Georgia , Missouri and Texas . more...
* A rare and botanically interesting,medium-sized to large, suckering shrub, occasionally a small tree. It has narrow-elliptic
to elliptic-lanceolate leaves, 12-20cm long, and small flowers appear in slender greyish catkins in spring, male and female borne on separate plants.
* Wood - very light, soft, close grained. The layers of annual growth are hardly distinguishable. This is one of the lightest known woods, it weighs about 121lb per cubic foot, is lighter than cork and is used for floats etc. more...