Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous to nearly evergreen shrub, slow growing, erect, 1.5-4 ft (~0.5-1.2 m) tall. Leaves simple, alternate, oblong or ovate, about 4-9 cm long, tip acute, base tapering to rounded, margin with bristles, leathery, conspicuously veined below, very short petiole. Flowers white to pinkish, about 5 mm, in erect, terminal, dropping clusters, 7-10 cm long; blooms in summer.
- Part shade to shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Native to Japan.
- Eubotryoides grayana: is currently an unresolved name of this plant. There is ”taxonomic controversy” as to the correct name. Some consider it a synonym for Leucothoe grayana.
- grayana: after Asa Gray (1810-1888), a leading American botanist in 19th century, the original author of Gray's Manual of Botany.
- Federal Way, Washington: Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden.