Leucothoe Bohemian Beauty™

Leucothoe axillaris ‘SR2020’

This deer-resistant dwarf evergreen is perfect for foundations, especially in part shade. Spring new growth blushes with pink, green, and white variegation. In spring, small white bell-shaped blooms appear.

USDA Zones

-10°F to 0°F USDA zones 6–9

Leucothoe Bohemian Beauty™ Features

Plant Dimensions

4' H x 4' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Hedge, Low Hedge, Mass planting

Plant Type

Evergreen

Growth Rate

Moderate

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Dwarf Habit, Easy Care, Variegated Foliage, Wet Areas

Feature

Tri-color foliage and small white blooms in spring

Flowering Season

Spring

Leucothoe Bohemian Beauty™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established

Fertilizer

Apply a balanced slow-release each spring

Pruning

None needed; prune as desired after spring bloom

Soil

Well-drained acidic soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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