This deciduous shrub is a nice addition to woodland or shade gardens.
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Hydric (Wet). Lots of organic matter.
Sun: Part Shade – Shade
Height: 4-6 feet
Bloom Color: Pale Yellow
Bloom Season: April – May
Suggested Uses: Leatherwood is a great addition to woodland or shade gardens. Excellent for pond margins and stream bank restorations.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S.
Flowers: Clusters of 2-6 pale yellow-green flowers that bloom early in the year and are followed by small green berries.
Leaves: Alternate leaves are simple, egg-shaped or oval and 1.5-3″ long. Twigs are very pliable and bark is tough and leathery.
More information: USDA plants profile