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Plant Habit: Shrub
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: 5-valved brown capsule
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Common names
  • Leucothoe
  • Coastal Doghobble
  • Coast Leucothoe

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Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park (NW)
Date: April 12, 2024
Coastal doghobble # 558; RAB page 808, 145-12-2; LHB page 317-58-
Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park (NW)
Date: April 12, 2024
Coastal doghobble # 558; RAB page 808, 145-12-2; LHB page 317-58-
Location: National Botanical Garden, DC, Virginia :) | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: winter in 2004
newly planted specimen
Location: February, 2024
Location: near Malvern, Pennsylvania
Date: 2008-06-20
plants in summer
Location: Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania
Date: 2016-09-23
a few shrubs in a naturalistic landscape
Location: Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania
Date: 2016-09-23
one shrub
Location: Philadelphia Flower Show in Pennsylvania
Date: 2008-03-04
a mass in a naturalistic display
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-09-08
Location: Irmo, SC
Date: 2017-10-28
Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 25, 2018 7:43 PM concerning plant:
    This broadleaf evergreen is new to the market. Its native range is from Virginia into Florida to Mississippi in lowland areas. It needs an acid, moist, organic, sandy or silty or good clay soil; not for heavy soils. It needs some shade and needs protection from strong sun or winds. It often gets picked on by leaf spots. It has a shallow, fibrous root system and is easy to transplant. It is sold by some large, diverse nurseries and native plant nurseries. It is not commonly planted, most likely to be found in professional landscapes.
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