coast leucothoe Ericaceae Leucothoe axillaris
Leaf:Alternate, simple, oblong to lanceolate, 2 to 4 inches long, serrated or ciliated margin, evergreen, shiny green above, pale and lighter beneath.
Flower:White bell-shaped flowers (1/4 inch long) developing in leaf axils in long (2 to 3 inches) hanging racemes.
Fruit:Dry brown capsules each 1/4 inch across in long clusters.
Twig:Slender, green (may have some red), somewhat zigzag, with small blunt brown buds, few side branches.
Bark:Smooth, light brown.
Form:Sprawling, small shrub with arching stems, 2 to 4 feet tall.