Swamp Titi (Racemiflora)

The Swamp Titi (Racemiflora) is generally described as a perennial tree or shrub. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the summer and fall . The Swamp Titi (Racemiflora) has green foliage and inconspicuous white flowers, with a smattering of conspicuous brown fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the early summer, with fruit and seed production starting in the fall and continuing until fall. Leaves are retained year to year. The Swamp Titi (Racemiflora) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate. At maturity, the typical Swamp Titi (Racemiflora) will reach up to 35 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 26 feet.

The Swamp Titi (Racemiflora) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by cuttings, seed. It has a slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have medium vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -15°F. has medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Tree, Shrub
Growth Period Summer, Fall
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Short
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Early Summer
Displays Fall Colors Yes
Shape/Growth Form Thicket Forming
Drought Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Height When Mature 35
Vegetative Spread Moderate
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Fall Fall
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Cuttings, Seed
Moisture Requirements Low
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Minimum Temperature -15
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate None
After-Harvest Resprout Ability Yes
Responds to Coppicing Yes
Growth Requirements
pH Range 4–6 pH
Precipitation Range 33–33 inches/yr
Planting Density 2500–10000 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Minimum Frost-Free Days 207 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention Yes
Palatability High
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA