Leucothoe axillaris

Coast Leucothoe

An evergreen shrub with arching branches, and leathery, shiny dark green leaves in the summer. In spring, clusters of white urn-shaped flowers appear, hanging beneath the branches. The fall and winter color is purple-red. It is a native to Virginia south in the Eastern U.S. It will grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained, preferably acidic soil. It will grow in full sun with adequate moisture and protection from drying winds. Use in a rock garden, border, as a foundation plant, or under larger shrubs and trees.

  • Common Name: Coast Leucothoe
  • Height: 4' tall
  • Spread: 6' wide
  • Type: Evergreen
  • Zone: 6 - 8

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