Leiophyllum buxifolium/Sand Myrtle

Leiophyllum buxifolium / Leiophyllum buxifolium
Native to the sand hills of South Carolina
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Native to the sand hills of South Carolina

Autumn colored foliage

Dwarf shrub with petite leaves and small white flowers

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Scientific Name: Leiophyllum buxifolium
Common Name: Sand Myrtle
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Tolerates dry soil and drought. Has some bronze foliage in late fall and winter. Used in rock gardens. 'Pinecake' is a low, dense, spreading cultivar that can be used as a ground cover in small areas.