ReJoyce Coast Leucothoe

Leucothoe axillaris 'Rejoyce' PPAF

This showy coastal native from the southeastern U.S. offers a superb alternative to common boxwood or holly, with fantastic blazing red new foliage, white urn-shaped flowers on gracefully arching branches, and brilliant winter color. Perfect for lightly shaded to dappled sun foundation plantings, slopes, and naturalized woodlands. Evergreen.
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6 - 9

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Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationloo-KOTH-o-ee ax-ILL-ar-iss
LoreLeucothoe is the name of the daughter of Orchamus, king of Babylonia from ancient mythology.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsPartial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Space 2 ft. apart as groundcover, or closer for faster coverage. Apply an acid fertilizer in early spring; repeat after flowering. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Prune to shape in winter.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 9

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