A relatively unknown northern evergreen bog species. A small evergreen shrub that slowly spreads through rhizome. Typically found in acidic bogs, this small plant can handle drier sites but will not flourish in heavy dry clay. Flowers are bee magnets in early spring.It stays realtively small in stature and slowly runs forming small colonies. The blueberry like flowers (Heath Family) are popular with pollinators in early spring when little else flowers. Leatherleaf does well in wet to moderately dry soils but will suffer in high pH soils.