Buckwheat Tree, Buckwheat Brush, Titi, Black Tree, Ironwood Cliftonia monophylla

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Botanical Name:

Cliftonia monophylla

Family:

Cyrillaceae

Genus:

Cliftonia

Species:

monophylla

Common Name:

Buckwheat Tree, Buckwheat Brush, Titi, Black Tree, Ironwood

Height:
12-15 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8

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  • Cliftonia monophylla

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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Cliftonia monophylla ( Buck-wheat tree , Buckwheat tree , Titi ) is a tree native to the United States . more...
* Requires a free-draining, light, sandy, acid soil with additional leafmould added.
* The wood is heavy, close-grained, moderately hard, brittle, not strong. It burns with a clear, bright flame and is valued as a fuel. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov