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Leiophyllum buxifolium 'prostratum'

Pronunciation: Lee-uh-fill-um buks-ih-foh-lee-um
Family: Ericaceae
Synonym: Leiophyllum buxifolium var. Prostratum
Common Name: Box sandmyrtle, sand myrtle
Plant Type:
  • trees, shrubs
Height to: 50"
Width to: 36"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
Sun Exposure:
  • part sun
  • full sun
Bloom Description: Flowers are white with pink edges flowers buds are rosy 0. 25" in diameter flowers composed of 5 narrow petals blooms in may borne in terminal corymbs
Soil Type: Humus rich, moist but well drained, acidic soil
Pests and Diseases: Infrequent
Propagation: Surface sow seed in containers outdoors in spring, take softwood cuttings in early summer or pop up rooted suckers in spring
Notes for Identification: Source: the american horticultural society a to z encyclopedia of garden plants  sessile, ovoid buds with 2 exposed scales small evergreen shrub white flowers with pink edges glabrous capsule fruit crescent shaped leaf scars variable leaf arrangement   transplant form containers or b&b prefers moist, sandy, acidic soil full sun to partial shade leiophyllum buxifolium landscape use rock garden for evergreen foliage for flowers dwarf with a trailing habit and lustrous leaves. Plant info from:  university of connecticut
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
Seed photo: 0
Located in: Trees, Shrubs
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