Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) is a shrub that can grow 50cm – 1.5m tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata).
This plant has several common names including: leatherleaf or cassandra.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: leatherleaf, cassandra
Scientific name: Chamaedaphne calyculata
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 50cm – 1.5m
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Poorly drained
Garden type: Informal Garden
Planting type: Low Maintenance
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) is a plant that grows in loam conditions. As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid pH.
Regarding drainage, Chamaedaphne calyculata likes to grow in moist but well drained or humid or poorly drained soils.
Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.