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 beautiful, natural woodland companion to rhododendrons and ferns, and a superb groundcover. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to filtered sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:loo-KOTH-o-ee fon-ta-nee-zee-AH-naDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Low, compact growth to 18-24 in. tall, 3- 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageCompanion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Painted Fern (Athyrium)
- CareCare InformationAmend 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:Partial shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.