Leucothoe D. Don

As currently understood (Mabberley 2008, Tucker 2009) Leucothoe is a genus of five or six species, native to North America and Asia. Several species are cultivated as ornamentals in Europe (Richardson 1997) but only Leucothoea fontanesiana is more or less widespread in cultivation.


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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith