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Leatherleaf

Chamaedaphne calyculata

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Description:

Branched shrub with small, evergreen, leathery leaves. Rusty spots are found underneath the leaves. Flowers are bell shaped and white, and bloom from early to mid spring. Fruit matures in late summer to early fall. Found on the edges of bogs, swamps, and other moist to wet areas.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Cassandra
Plant Family:Ericaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
Bloom Time:Early April to May
Fruit Timing:Early September to October
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Wet
Soil pH:Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet

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