Leucothoe axillaris 'Margie Jenkins' (Lam.) D.Don

Margie Jenkins Coast Leucothoe

Newly planted

Newly planted


Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Leucothoe

Parent: Leucothoe axillaris

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: To 4' tall and 5' wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Part Shade


Dark glossy foliage. Good flowers. Plant shallow with good drainage and uniform moisture.


Ted Stephens named this plant, found in Florida, for Margie Jenkins of Louisiana (Jenkins Farm and Nursery) who made it known.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 3-gallon plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in August 2013 and planted it in the Big Trees and Birds garden. It got too much sun in spring 2014 when the Jade Snowflake Chinaberry was very late to leaf out and slowly burned out. I purchased a 1-gallon plant at in August 2014.

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