Leucothoe axillaris &
Leucothoe axillaris &
Leucothoe axillaris &

Dodd's Variegated Leucothoe, Coastal Leucothoe

Leucothoe axillaris 'Dodd's Variegated'

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Dodd's Variegated Leucothoe is a colorful native evergreen shrub with a lax, arching multi-stemmed habit.  Its rich glossy foliage emerges pink and matures molted and specked with creamy white and green before turning shades of purple in fall.  Fragrant pink tinged white flowers are borne in profuse axillary clusters in mid-spring into early summer.  Grows best in partial sun and rich, moist acidic well-drained soils.  Leaves are highly toxic if ingested.  Dodd's Variegated is disease resistant.




Southeast N. America; GA Native


2' - 4'


4' - 5'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9


Part SunFull Shade

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance. Do not water overhead, and plant in partial sun in humid climates to prevent powdery mildew.  Tolerates severe pruning.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasPrivacy Screen, Foundational Plantings, and Hedges.

COMPANION PLANTS: American Elm, Azalea, Lenten Rose

IMAGES: Photo by David J. Stang, Leucothoe axillaris Dodds Variegated 1zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Leucothoe axillaris Dodds Variegated 0zzCC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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