Native Region: South Eastern United States
Zone Range: 6-9
Preferred Climate: temperate
Seed count: 10-12
This small, upright deciduous tree has glossy dark green leaves that turn red in fall. Bears cup-shaped fragrant white flowers with yellow stamens in late summer. Suits a woodland garden. Height and spread is 15 feet.
This genus of one species from Georgia, United States is thought to be extinct in the wild.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed as soon as ripe at 10-18 degrees Celsius. The seeds benefit from cold stratification, which is done by placing them in a slightly moist peat moss or peaty soil mix, and refrigerating for a month to 6 weeks prior to sowing them. This simulates a cool winter dormant period. Grow in humusy, moist but well-drained acidic soil in full sun.