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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    This glossy-leafed shade loving shrub has a graceful arching habit and panicles of white flowers in the late spring.

    Latin Name

    Leucothoe axillaris


    Family

    Ericaceae


    Also Known As

    Dog-hobble , Coast Leucothoe


    Type of Plant

    Shrubs

    Bloom Season

    May

    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 4'
    Max Spread: 5'

    Uses

  • Hedge

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Part Shade

    Toxicity

    Do not ingest
    Harmful to pets

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southeastern United States


    History

    John Bartram recorded coastal doghobble in his 1792 nursery list.


    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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