Leucothoe axillaris

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Coastal Dog-hobble


Plant Specifics

Size:2-4 (6) ft tall by 3-5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms in spring (usually April).
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Borders, foundation plantings, underplantings for trees and larger shrubs.
Considerations:Foliage and nectar poisonous to humans and many mammals.
Propagation:Growing season root cuttings.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic



Pollinated by bees.

Native Habitats:Low mixed forest, streambanks, somewhat seepy areas near springs

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures