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|
|Height:||3 – 4′|