Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 4 to 9
Size: 7 to 15' tall, 3 to 5' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Alternate, glossy dark green leaves, 2 to 5" long, lighter new growth. White to pink flowers in clusters, bowl-shaped, in late Spring. Dense, rounded form. Moist, well-drained soil, will tolerate dry soil but not wet. Leaves may yellow in winter. Afternoon shade or light shade in higher zones.
Native to the eastern USA and Canada.
Introduced to cultivation in 1734.
Synonym: Chamaedaphne latifolia (L.) Kuntze.
RHS Award of garden merit in 2002.