- Common Name(s):
- Coast leucothoe, Fetter-bush, Florida doghobble, Florida leucothoe
- Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
This plant tends to sucker and can be used for stabilization along moist, shady, stream banks. It can be maintained at any height with proper pruning. Upright stems with irregular branching, copper-red new growth turns to glossy green; the hardiest leucothoe; can be severely pruned to control height
Regions: Coastal plains
Seasons of Interest:
Leaf: Year round Blooms: Spring Nut/Fruit/Seed: Fall
Wildlife Value: This plant is highly resistant to damage from deer. It provides excellent winter cover and nesting sites for songbirds.
Insects, Diseases, or Other Plant Problems:
- 8-12 ft.
- The Florida doghobble has glossy, simple, alternate, leathery, rich green leaves that grow on stems that often arch gracefully. Its foliage, tinged with red on new growth, remains green through the winter.
- The Florida doghobble has fragrant, creamy white flowers in axillary (growing from an axil) raceme in spring.
- The Florida doghobble prefers partial shade but tolerates sun with adequate moisture. It grows best in cool, moist, acidic, highly organic soil.
- Multi-stemmed shrub with lax, arching branches
- Sun to partial shade; moist soil
- In a capsule
- Southeastern USA
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Watering of mouth, nose, and eyes, later nausea, vomiting, sweating, abdominal pain, headache, weakness, tingling of skin, convulsions, and paralysis
- Toxic Principle:
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Landscape, as cultivated woody flowering shrub
- 6-8 ft.
NCCES plant id: 435