• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow grower 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide, can be clipped to 18 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:loo-KOTH-o-ee fon-ta-nee-zee-AH-na
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow grower 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide, can be clipped to 18 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:White
    Design IdeasExceptional foliage for mixed or shrub beds and borders. A standout in foundation planting offering relief where there is too much deep green. Add to planting beneath very high shade tree canopies or in groves. Good for highlighting a distant focal point.
    Companion PlantsCombine this elegant shrub with outstanding perennials such as Clementine Mix Columbine, (Aqueligia vulgaris 'Clementine Formula Mix'), Volcano Pink White Eye Phlox, (Phlox paniculata 'Barthirtyfive'), Bowl of Beauty Peony, (Paeonia x 'Bowl of Beauty') and Anne Greenway Dead Nettle, (Lamium maculatum 'Anne Greenway').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: winter.
    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 sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    This genus of ericaceous plants includes over forty species throughout the Americas and eastern Asia. This species was first introduced in 1793. This species is native to North American and habits a range covering Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee. This contemporary cultivar was a seedling found at the Hillier Nurseries.
    Leucothoe is the name of the daughter of Orchamus, king of Babylonia from ancient mythology.