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Leucothoe axillaris/Leucothoe

Leucothoe axillaris / Leucothoe axillaris
Leathery foliage and hanging bell-shaped flowers below the stems
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Leathery foliage and hanging bell-shaped flowers below the stems

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Scientific Name: Leucothoe axillaris
Common Name: Leucothoe
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: This native, low-growing shrub has arching to recurved branches drooping to near the ground that bear fragrant flowers in spring. It spreads by underground stems. It is shade tolerant, but does best in sunlight and there the foliage turns turns purplish in late autumn and winter.