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Black Ti-ti BushFenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

Black ti-ti bush (Cyrilla racemiflora)


The Black ti-ti bush, or swamp ti-ti, is a species of evergreen tree commonly found in swamps and other warm and moist habitats. It is characterized by its hanging branches that bear a yellowish-white flower.
Cyrilla racemiflora

Gardening Tips

Care Known Problems How to Harvest Mature Size Notes/Uses
Keeping the early shrubs in a humid and warm habitat is especially important, but as the tree grows it will become more tolerant to shade and milder heat The nectar of the swamp titi can cause purple brood, a toxic condition that affects adult bees and their larvae The flowers of the swamp titi can be trimmed or plucked off of the tree safely, similar to roses A fully grown Black ti-ti bush can grow to be 30 feet tall The abundance of flowers attracts very large groups of pollinators, especially bees