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Sierra laurel

Leucothoe spp.

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Leucothoe fontanesiana — Dog Hobble — Jason Hollinger 001 by Jason Hollinger (CC BY 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Sierra laurel Overview

This genus of around 9 accepted species of deciduous or evergreen shrubs are in the Ericaceae (heather) family and are native to the Americas, Asia and Madagascar. They have simple oval or lanceolate leathery leaves and small sprays of white or pink urn-shaped flowers. Some species are cultivated as garden shrubs and there are a number of cultivars available. All require and acid soil in a shady site.

How to propagate Sierra laurel

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Sierra laurel

Grown for their white flowers and their foliage. Good for ground cover.