NATIVITY: North Carolina to Florida in the coastal plain
GROWTH HABIT: Low suckering shrub with arching branches.
SIZE: 2 - 3' (6') tall and suckering over a limited area
HARDINESS: Zone 5 - 9
CULTURE: Native to bogs and wet areas but performs well in normal garden
conditions. Full sun results in the best foliage color.
LANDSCAPE USE: Ideal plant for massing and naturalizing. May work well as an
isolated plant mixed into an herbaceous border.
FOLIAGE: Alternate, oval to oblong, entire to serrate-crenate margin, 1 - 3" long.
The leaves of most plants exhibit a silver cast on the foliage. This is quite variable
and in extreme cases is an outstanding effect in the landscape. Foliage is
semievergreen to deciduous.
FLOWERS: Small white flowers occur in the axils of the leaves in May - June.
The individual flowers resemble those of Pieris.
FRUIT: Brown capsule.
PROPAGATION: Seed, cuttings.
PESTS: None serious.
`Winter Star' - lavender pink, single, 3 1/4'
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