Leucothoe

Botanical Name: LEUCOTHOE AXILLARIS

The weeping shrub has long, lance shaped leaves on slender stems with almost no branching. It grows 3′-5′ high with equal spread, and seems weighted down by its burden of flowers. The white, fragrant, and somewhat pitcher shaped blooms are similar to blueberry flowers.

Leucothoe makes a fine border with an informal, woodsy tone. It is good massed to fill in under trees, and would nicely cover a shady bank. The medium texture and elongated leaves provide a good contrast with coarser foliage, and an attractive background for hostas, impatiens, and assorted

Botanical Name: Leucothoe axillaris
Exposure: Full sun or partial shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 – 6
Bloom Time: May
Height: 3 – 4′