Dirca palustris-leatherwood, source for

slstoopsJuly 28, 2009

Hi, I am looking for a source from which I can purchase the shrub "leatherwood"--Dirca palustris. We live near the Ohio line in east-central Indiana. I have a woodland stream along which I would like to introduce the shrub.

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Hi slstoops,

Welcome to Garden Web!

I too am in IN and am about 30 miles north of Louisville.

I found one, and only one on line source for the Dirca palustris....see link below.

Though I have had no dealing with that nursery, I see they have a good rating over on 'the other' garden site.


Here is a link that might be useful: Mail Order Natives

    Bookmark   July 29, 2009 at 2:24PM
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Dirca palustris is a magnificent plant. I have about 15 or so planted in my landscape. You can get some small 12"-15" plants from Eastern Plant Specialties. I purchased some from them some years ago.

For a real treat go visit Leatherwood Ford at Big South Fork National River & Recreation area in Eastern TN to see mature stands of this plant!

Here is a link that might be useful: Eastern Plant Specialties

    Bookmark   August 5, 2009 at 4:13PM
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