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Leucothoe racemosa

Description

Leucothoe racemosa, commonly called fetter bush or sweetbells leucothoe, is a deciduous suckering shrub that is native to damp woodland soils along streambanks, pond peripheries and swamps from Massachusetts to Florida to Louisiana.

This plant sends out suckers to form colonies. 

Regions:  Piedmont, Coastal plains

Seasons of Interest: 

  Leaf:  Fall                   Blooms:  Early spring, spring            Nut/Fruit/Seed:  Fall

Wildlife Value:    This plant is highly resistant to damage from deer.  Its flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies and other polinators.

Insects, Diseases, or Other Plant Problems: Although this plant has no serious insect or disease problems, it is susceptible to root rot and leaf spot.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#butterflies#evergreen#fall color#pollinators#showy#slope#border#deer resistant#Rock gardens#banks#foundation planting
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#butterflies#evergreen#fall color#pollinators#showy#slope#border#deer resistant#Rock gardens#banks#foundation planting
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Eubotrys
    Species:
    racemosa
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer