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Plant Details

Eubotrys racemosus [= Leucothoe racemosa]

Coastal Fetterbush, Swamp Sweetbells, Swamp Doghobble, Coastal-plain Doghobble

Scientific Name:

Eubotrys racemosus [= Leucothoe racemosa]

Common Name:

Coastal Fetterbush, Swamp Sweetbells, Swamp Doghobble, Coastal-plain Doghobble

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

Up to 12 ft.

Light:

Full-sun

Soil Moisture:

Shallow water, Visibly wet(*)

Bloom Time:

May

Bloom Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Swamps, pocosins, streamheads, wet margins.

Notes:

"Swamp Sweetbells" is a perfect name for this charming shrub with curving branches and bright-white blossoms all in a row. Not readily available in retail.

Eubotrys racemosa form and habit.

This shrub is often seen growing in standing water.

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© Will Stuart, 2011

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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