Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers
Good filler plants that are best used in masses; smaller ones are even effective in mixed containers. They have leathery leaves and clusters of small, urn-shaped creamy white flowers. Need deep, acid, humus-rich soil; well suited to woodland gardens. Keep out of drying winds. For shape and neatness, prune oldest stems to the ground occasionally.Leucothoe axillaris
Native to the southeastern U.S. Spreading, arching plant to 2–4 ft. tall and 3–6 ft. wide. Leaves are bronze when they emerge; they mature to dark green, then turn red in winter. Drooping, 1–3-in.-long flower clusters are held along the stems in midspring. Regular water. ‘Curly Red’ has red new growth that ages to apple green; leaves are tightly curled.
Native to Northern California and southern Oregon. Foot-tall stems carry light to deep lavender flower...
Native to the southeastern U.S. Spreading, arching plant to 2–4 ft. tall and 3–6 ft. wide....
Native to Himalayas. Upright growth to 6–12 ft. tall and 5–6 ft. wide, with leathery, dark...