Forestiera acuminata

Eastern Swamp Privet

  • Great for swamps and bottomland forests
  • Yellow flowers that are most showy on male plants
  • Fruti on female plants is a purple-black, olive-like drupe
  • Height: 25-35 Feet
  • Spread: 20-25 Feet
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Interesting Notes:

Glossy-green, pointed-oval leaves are arranged in pairs on bright green, new twigs.  Older branches are ivory-gray and the trunk has smooth, browinsh bark, often covered with lichens and liverworts. 

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Wet Soil
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Attributes
Interesting Bark
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Deciduous
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