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Leatherleaf

( Chamaedaphne calyculata )

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Leatherleaf
Ericaceae
Chamaedaphne
Chamaedaphne calyculata
(Linnaeus) Moench
AB, BC, NL, MB, NB, NL, NT, NS, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Cassandra calyculata var. angustifolia
Cassandra calyculata var. latifolia
Chamaedaphne calyculata var. angustifolia
Chamaedaphne calyculata var. latifolia
Chamaedaphne calyculata var. nana
Characteristics

Shrub

Evergreen

Sun

Sand, Loam

Acidophile

Moist, Wet

No

No

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Arctic Cordillera, Taiga Plains, Taiga Shield, Boreal Shield, Atlantic Maritime, Mixedwood Plains, Boreal Plains, Prairies, Taiga Cordillera, Boreal Cordillera, Pacific Maritime, Montane Cordillera, Hudson Plains

Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field, Riparian, Bog/Fen, Lakeshores

Pond Edge/Wetland Garden, Hedgerow/Thicket/Windbreak/Screening
Design Considerations

30 cm

120 cm

Mar - Jun

White/Cream

Yes

No

Brown


No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Birds

No
Conservation Status



Interesting Tidbits

This shrub provides browse for white-tailed deer, caribou, and moose; food, nesting and cover for sharp-tailed grouse and mallards. It is the first shrub to grow in a bog after a layer of sphagnum is established. Once trees shut out sunlight, it will die out. (USDA PLANTS) It can be found at altitudes of 1600 metres.


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