Agarista populifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8B 9A 

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Florida Hobblebush, Pipewood, Agarista


Also known as Leucothoe populifolia

Plant Specifics

Size:5-15 ft tall by 5-8 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms early- to mid-spring.
Habitats:Seepage areas, moist hammocks, swamps, river floodplains


Recommended Uses:Specimen plant, foundation planting, screen.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely 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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand



Some birds and other wildlife consume fruit.  Foliage is poisonous.

Attracts bees and butterflies.