Florida hobblebush, Tall fetterbush, Florida leucothoe, Agarista
Ericaceae (Heath Family)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Florida-hobblebush or Florida leucothoe is a broadleaf evergreen,
8-12 ft. high, with a lax, arching, multi-stemmed habit. Its rich, glossy-green foliage, tinged with red on new growth, remains green through the winter. Cream-colored, fragrant flowers are borne in profuse axillary
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun
, SC Native Distribution: SC
& FL Native Habitat:
Wet hammocks & woodlands
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Description: Cool, moist, acid, fertile soil.
Conditions Comments: This plant tends to sucker and can be used for stabilization along moist, shady, stream banks. It can be maintained at any height with proper pruning. Agarista populifolia is considered superior to Leucothoe axillaris and L. fontanesiana,at least for southern areas, and is not as susceptibe to leaf scorch as L. fontanesiana.