Leafscape™ Little Flames Leucothoe
Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Little Flames' PP #25,246
Pronunciation: loo-KOTH-o-ee fon-ta-nee-zee-AH-na
|Description||Even showier than its parent, this low, spreading shrub bursts into spring with fine, fire-engine red new leaves followed by small, fragrant flowers. The shiny green summer foliage sets afire again in fall, in deeper hues of burgundy-red. Maintains a compact, neat shape without pruning. Great for a low hedge, groundcover, or container accent. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 18 to 20 in. tall, 12 in. wide, slowly spreading wider.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Compact Form|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Ground Cover|
|Design Ideas||Scarletta's new growth in springtime is an explosion of color, varying from deep scarlet to bronzy orange. The evergreen leaves morph into a glossy green for summer, then as autumn moves into winter the foliage takes on a patina of burgundy, bronze, or dark purple. Perfect for a seasonally colorful border or low hedge, ground cover in moist woodland settings, or as an accent in decorative pots.|
|Companion Plants||Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Astilbe (Astilbe); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)|
|Care||Prefers acidic, humus-rich, well-drained soils; highly adaptable. Takes full sun only in cooler climates; dappled sun to part shade elsewhere. Water deeply, regularly to establish root system; once established, keep evenly moist. Apply an acid fertilizer early spring; repeat after flowering. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.|
|Lore||Leucothoe is the name of the daughter of Orchamus, king of Babylonia from ancient mythology.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.