- Partial Shade (3 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
Enjoy year-round color with minimal care with the Squirt™ Compact Leucothoe or Leucothoe axillaris. This plant blooms in May when white, bell-shaped flowers dangle from long stems. The flowers are lovely, but this plant is all about foliage. New leaves are a copper color before settling into a rich mahogany hue. The shade-loving Squirt™ Compact Leucothoe is an evergreen, so it retains its lovely foliage throughout the winter.
Leucothoe is native to North America, so this plant requires very little care once it settles in. Use Squirt™ Compact Leucothoe to create leafy mass plantings. This shrub makes a dramatic impact when several are grouped together. Feature this plant in beds, borders, or any area of the yard that receives partial sun. Grow this plant as a perennial in zones 5 through 9.
Squirt™ Compact Leucothoe Care
Leucothoe can handle full sun, but it prefers partial shade. Plant this beauty in a spot that receives 3 to 4 hours of sunlight. This plant likes rich soil with high organic content and a neutral to acidic pH. The soil must promote drainage. Squirt™ Compact Leucothoe has average water needs and requires extra water when blooming or during a dry spell. Apply balanced fertilizer during the spring through mid-summer.
This shrub does not require a lot of pruning because it has an excellent natural shape. Remove dead or damaged growth when necessary and shape the plant when blooming is complete.
Squirt™ Compact Leucothoe Spacing
Squirt™ Compact Leucothoe has an upright, mounded growth habit. Plants reach 18 to 24 inches tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Space Leucothoe about about 24 inches apart to create a dense, leafy look.
Squirt™ Compact Leucothoe Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade (3 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds|
|Uses: Borders, Edging, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Squirt™ Compact Leucothoe|
|Scientific Name: Leucothoe axillaris ' Squirt'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.