Broadleaf Evergreens: Leucothoe

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Leucothoe axillaris

Coast Leucothoe is a small evergreen shrub with leathery, rich green, sharply pointed leaves. Native to the North American east coast. White, urn-shaped flowers in short terminal clusters (axillary racemes) appear in spring. They are slightly fragrant and resemble heather flowers. Horizontal spreading (almost weeping) branches. Best planted in groups as foundation planting on slopes or as underplanting for larger shrubs. A great woodland plant!

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'

Drooping Leucothoe is a small broadleaved shrub with gracefully arching branches. Red stems have dark-green foliage mottled with cream, yellow and pink. Terminal clusters of white flowers in spring. Slightly fragrant. Can be rejuvenated after flowering by pruning to the ground. Avoid dry locations Great woodland plant along creek banks, foundation planting, on slopes or as underplanting for larger shrubs. Deer Resistant.

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Scarletta'

Scarlet Leucothoe has scarlet red new growth maturing to glossy green on a low mounding & spreading evergreen shrub. White urn-shaped flowers on short sprays in spring - slightly fragrant. Outstanding mahogany-bronze-red fall colour. Great woodland shrub and also suitable as a ground cover shrub! Deer resistant.