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Eubotrys racemosa

Plant of the day: Eubotrys racemosa swamp deciduous dog-laurel

Sweetbells is a more apt common name than the swamp deciduous dog-laurel or fetterbush for this shrub of southern climes. It produces rows of bell-shaped white-pink flowers on the ends of the previous year's twigs in summer. The foliage turns bright red in the fall, making ...

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