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Zones 2A, 2B, 4-7, 15-17
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Full, Partial
Ample Water
Ample
Toxicity
Leaves and nectar are poisonous if ingested

Leucothoe davisiae

Sierra Laurel
Ericaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers

LEUCOTHOE

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 davisiae

Native to bogs and wet places in Siskiyou and Sierra Nevada mountains. Upright shrub to 3 ft. high and 5 ft. wide. Glossy green leavesare bronze-tinted in winter. Flowers in erect, 2–4-in.-long clusters bloom in early summer. Ample water.

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