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Leucothe

Common Name(s):
Swamp Doghobble, Sweetbells leucothoe
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Native to portions of southeastern US; suckers to form colonies. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.

Synonymn  = Leucothoe racemosa

Height:
4-6 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, rich green leaves; 0.5 to 2.5 in. long; may turn red in fall
Flower:
0.3 in. white flowers on 1-4 in. racemes in early summer; red buds
Zones:
5 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Partial shade; moist to wet soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Spreading twiggy shrub
Width:
4-6 ft.
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1653

Leucothoe racemosa Leucothoe racemosa
Brenda Wiley, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Leucothoe racemosa Leucothoe racemosa
Emil Friend, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Leucothoe racemosa Leucothoe racemosa
Ken Dodds, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
 Eubotrys racemosa - whole plant
Charles_Wohlers, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Leucothe bract
mwms_1916, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0