Cliftonia monophylla 'Chipolo Pink'

Chipolo Pink Buckwheat Tree

Winter leaves

Winter leaves

Family: Cyrillaceae

Genus: Cliftonia

Parent: Cliftonia monophylla

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: 8 to 12' tall, 6 to 8' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Pink flowers in 1.5 to 2.5" long racemes in April. Needs moist soil.

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in October 2010 and planted it near the conservatory. The foliage turned a deep purple during the winter and then lime green in spring. I potted it up in summer when there were no signs of growth or greening. It was dead.

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