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Agarista populifolia

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Coast leucothoe, Fetter-bush, Florida leucothoe
Categories:
Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Upright stems with irregular branching, copper-red new growth turns to glossy green; the hardiest leucothoe; can be severely pruned to control height

Description:
Evergreen shrub; leaves alternate, simple, leathery, toothed margined; flowers in axillary clusters, small, urn-shaped, 5-lobed, white; fruit is a capsule.
Height:
8-12 ft.
Foliage:
Glossy, rich green leaves; not prone to develop leaf spots
Flower:
Fragrant, creamy white flowers in axillary raceme in spring
Zones:
7 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Prefers partial shade but tolerates sun with adequate moisture; prefers cool, moist, acidic, highly organic soil but tolerates a
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Multi-stemmed shrub with lax, arching branches
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; moist soil
Fruit:
Fragrant, white flowers in spring
Family:
Ericaceae
Origin:
Southeastern USA
Poison Part:
Leaves
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Watering of mouth, nose, and eyes, later nausea, vomiting, sweating, abdominal pain, headache, weakness, tingling of skin, convulsions, and paralysis
Toxic Principle:
Andromedotoxin
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Landscape, as cultivated woody flowering shrub
Width:
6-8 ft.
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 435

Agarista populifolia leaves Agarista populifolia leaves
Agarista populifolia Flowers
Mary Keim, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0