• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Low, compact growth to 18-24 in. tall, 3- 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:loo-KOTH-o-ee fon-ta-nee-zee-AH-na
    Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Low, compact growth to 18-24 in. tall, 3- 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Painted Fern (Athyrium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Amend soil generously with organic matter. Follow a regular watering 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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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