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Leucothoe axillaris 'Margie Jenkins' (Dog hobble 'Margie Jenkins')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
1.8m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Leucothoe axillaris 'Margie Jenkins'

Other names

Dog hobble 'Margie Jenkins'

Genus

Leucothoe Leucothoe

Variety or Cultivar

'Margie Jenkins' _ 'Margie Jenkins' is an upright to spreading, evergreen shrub with arching stems bearing leathery, oblong, oval, or elliptic, dark green leaves and racemes of fragrant, white flowers in spring.


Leucothoe axillaris 'Margie Jenkins' is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Upright

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Leucothoe axillaris 'Margie Jenkins' (Dog hobble 'Margie Jenkins') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 1.8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Foliage only, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moist, acid soil in partial or full shade. Tolerates sun if soil is consistently moist. Does not tolerate strong winds or drought.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Leucothoe axillaris 'Margie Jenkins'

Other names

Dog hobble 'Margie Jenkins'

Genus

Leucothoe Leucothoe

Variety or Cultivar

'Margie Jenkins' _ 'Margie Jenkins' is an upright to spreading, evergreen shrub with arching stems bearing leathery, oblong, oval, or elliptic, dark green leaves and racemes of fragrant, white flowers in spring.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Leucothoe axillaris 'Margie Jenkins' (Dog hobble 'Margie Jenkins') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 1.8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Foliage only, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moist, acid soil in partial or full shade. Tolerates sun if soil is consistently moist. Does not tolerate strong winds or drought.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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