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Leitneria floridana

Florida Corkwood

Corkwood is an uncommon shrub which forms colonies of tall slender stems in moist to wet soil in a few places in the southeastern U.S. and the lower Mississippi valley. It is notable for the very light wood which has been used like cork for fishing floats. The lustrous leaves to 6 or 8 inches long are dark green on top, lighter on bottom and deciduous. Although native to wet areas it will tolerate dryer soils. Male and female are on separate plants. It is an unusual plant for moist sunny locations where "suckering up" is not a problem.

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Height
8-10 Feet

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Spread
3-5 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Evergreen