Coastal Leucothoe

coastal leucothoe

LGS Notes:

Coastal leucothoe, also known as coastal dog hobble, is a colorful evergreen that works well in shade. It is deer resistant and one of the few evergreens for shade. It will also tolerate moist soils. We have used them successfully in rain gardens.

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Latin name: Leucothoe axilaris

Common Name:  Coastal leucothoe
Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Family: Ericaceae
Native Range: Southeastern United States
Zone: 6 to 9
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Information from Missouri Botanical