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Leucothoe axillaris

Coastal doghobble

Leucothoe axillaris is an evergreen shrub native to the coastal plain of the southeast, where it is predominantly found in wetland habitats. It grows best in moist to wet soils, in part shade to full sun (if soils are kept wet). Clusters of drooping, bell-shaped flowers bloom in the spring and attract pollinators. It can grow up to four feet tall, and provides good cover for wildlife. Leucothoe axillaris is excellent for restoration projects, as a native screen, or a specimen plant in yards or rain gardens.

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Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Up to 6'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACW) Facultative wetland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Evergreen
  • Fall Color
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Riparian Zone
  • Floodplain
  • Riparian Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Constructed Wetland
  • Erosion Control
  • Green Roof
  • Hedge / Screen
  • Rain Garden
  • SCM (Stormwater Control Measure)
  • Showy Native
  • Wetland Mitigation