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Leafscape™ Little Flames Leucothoe

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Little Flames' PP #25,246

Pronunciation: loo-KOTH-o-ee fon-ta-nee-zee-AH-na
SKU #42141
5-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Reaches 18 to 20 in. tall, 12 in. wide, slowly spreading wider.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Fragrant
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Multicolored
Companion Plants Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Astilbe (Astilbe); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore Leucothoe is the name of the daughter of Orchamus, king of Babylonia from ancient mythology.

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