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Leptodermis oblonga
  • Leptodermis is a hard to find shrub with purple flowers in early summer
  • Leptodermis is a hard to find shrub with purple flowers in early summer

Leptodermis oblonga

So unusual, there's no common name
Item: #LEPOB1Q
ZONE 5, 6, 7, 8
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Leptodermis oblonga Description

  • This unique shrub has no common name that we know of
  • We love its dense habit and neatly textured leaves
  • Early summer brings hundreds of orchid-purple blooms
  • Perfect for landscaping, use as a hedge or mass planting
  • Attracts pollinators

Special features: unusual, fragrant, deer resistant, hedge

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Leptodermis oblonga
  • Common name:
  • Zone:5, 6, 7, 8
  • Exposure:
    Sun (6+ hrs/day)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Jumbo 1 Quart Pot
  • Soil type:
    Normal, Sandy, Well-drained
  • Soil moisture:
  • Height x width:
    12-18" X 24-36"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
  • Uses:
    Border, Cottage gardening, Foundation planting, Hedge, Massing, Specimen,
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #:



Soil: Well-drained soil is a must. Tolerates dry conditions once established.
Light: Full sun
Water: Low to moderate. Tolerates some drought. Intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils.
Spacing: 3 feet
Fertilizing: None needed. If you wish, apply a granular garden or rose fertilizer in early spring.
Winterizing: Stems will often die to the ground in the cold winters of Zones 5 and 6, with roots surviving to push up new stems in spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Pruning is not required, but can be pruned after bloom if desired.