Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Zeblid'Item #4438 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Scarlet-purple new leaves burst from a neat mound of shiny deep green foliage in spring. The entire shrub becomes reddish-bronze in fall. A natural woodland companion to Rhodoendrons and ferns and a superb groundcover. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:A low, compact grower only 18 to 24 in. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
- DetailDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:A low, compact grower only 18 to 24 in. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottagePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Astilbe (Astilbe)
- CareCare InformationAmend soil generously with organic matter. Water regularly schedule during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Feed with an acid fertilizer early spring.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.