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Agarista populifolia/Florida Leucothoe, Pipestem

Agarista populifolia / Agarista populifolia
Spring flowers
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Spring flowers

Draping foliage

Most of the bell-shaped flowers produced beneath foliage

Lily-of-the-valley like flowers and foliage

Mature six to eight foot plant

New stems remain green for a couple of years

Graceful draping foliage


Flowers borne on the underside of the foliage in spring

Close-up of bell-shaped, lily-of-the-valley-like flowers

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Scientific Name: Agarista populifolia
Common Name: Florida Leucothoe, Pipestem
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Fragramt, white, honey-scented, urn-shaped flowers hang in great numbers beneath the branches. Foliage is excellent for flower arrangements. Plants can grow into tree forms over time. Excellent understory species for woodland gardens and other naturalistic plantings.