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Leiophyllum buxifolium

Common Name(s):
Mountain myrtle, Sand myrtle
Cultivar(s):
Pinecake
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Dense foliage; variable form in wild; slow grower; Does not like drought or hot sites; Native to portions of southeastern US

Height:
1.5-3 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous dark green leaves up to 0.5 in. long; bronze winter color
Flower:
Rosy buds; white flowers tipped with pink in early summer
Zones:
5-7
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, sandy, acidic soil enriched with organic matter; suffers during drought
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Erect, prostrate; compact, rounded
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained, sandy soil; will not tolerate drought
Fruit:
Rosy buds opening to white flowers in early summer
Width:
4-5 ft.
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 499

Leiophyllum buxifolium Leiophyllum buxifolium
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Leiophyllum buxifolium Leiophyllum buxifolium
Jason Hollinger, CC BY - 2.0