coast leucothoe Ericaceae Leucothoe
axillaris (Lam.) D. Don
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.
Looks like: swamp doghobble - fetterbush lyonia - maleberry - sweetspire