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PlantFiles: Leucothoe
Agarista revoluta

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agarista (ag-uh-RIS-tuh) (Info)
Species: revoluta (re-vo-LOO-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Leucothoe revoluta
Synonym:Andromeda revoluta

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Monocromatico On Oct 3, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is a beautiful shrub from the brazilian coastal areas. It grows up to 3-4m high, but I found blooming plants that were 50cm tall, at most.

It has shiny green leaves that are pink-bronze when young. The flowers are small, bell shaped, pendulous, white, very fragrant. They open at nights expecting to atract moths, but they stay on the plant in the next day, even conserving it's perfume, atracting also butterflies this way. Sometimes the tube can get somewhat transparent, so you can see the nectar drops in the botton of the bell.

It stops its growth while blooming, so after it stops blooming the beautiful, delicate flowers, it shouts the young leaves and branches, coloring the plant with pink-bronze, making it an interesting specimen even when without flowers.

It likes full sun, white, sandy soil, high temperature all the year and regular watering.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clarkesville, Georgia

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