Sweetleaf
Symplocos tinctoria

Family Symplocaceae
Genus Symplocos
Specific Epithet tinctoria
Arboretum Collection ST
Lifecycle evergreen shrub or small tree
Fall Color green
Size to 10 meters
Bloom Time April to May
Flower Yellow
Bark gray-brown to green-brown striped
Leaf Size 11cm long 4 cm wide
Leaf Margin Entire
Leaf Arrangement Alternate
Leaf Type Simple
Description A slow growing open shrub, often forming thickets near creeks and shaded floodplains.
Cultural Requirements Shade tolerant, prefers moist sites.
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fruit

fruit

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Symplocos leaves

Symplocos leaves

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Yellow flowers

Yellow flowers

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Buds before blooming

Buds before blooming

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Sweetleaf bark

Sweetleaf bark

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